Sent an email to them, they straightened out my invalid number deal and took care of the defective drive. You are pretty sure it's in a running server, but you don't want to shut down the server to pull the hard drive to read the label. Should work with multiple drives, you'll just get multiple results. Is it possible this is hard disk drive firmware related, meaning it can be done on certain make drives and not others? Both are printed on the label on the hard disk drive. If I give you the same warranty, do you really care if the disk is new or used? It is not just highly confidential, top secret government data… Backing up your data to multiple places and devices can be a pain. Model numbers on hard disk drives are often long and, for most, fairly meaningless. I don't know; it is not printed on the label and not plugged into the system to find out.
Often the model number is all that is required to understand the type of drive that you have. Note: For certain products, the model number is no longer included on the product label. Or one has a different seek time or interface speed. Windows If your drive is connected to your computer: Seagate has created a very simple tool that will tell you the serial number and the model number of any and all Seagate, Samsung and Maxtor-brand drives connected in or to your computer. It's great for many drive manufacturers than just Seagate drives. Isn't it a bit weird that Toshiba which I believe was making hard drives for almost a decade, could be wrong though would use Hitachi drives in their products? You can also use to display each number.
I have a Toshiba laptop and I am trying to figure out if the Hitachi is the original hdd that came with it. The manufacturer must believe the drive is going to outlast the warranty, otherwise it's a losing financial proposition. The part-number and serial are clearly indicated on the label. And I would buy refurb direct from the manufacturer. SeaTools has a short test, and a long test.
However this number printed on the front of your hard drive usually provides clues to exactly what type of hard drive you have. Mac If the drive is connected to your Mac, you can use the Apple System Profiler to determine the model number and serial number. I will go as far as to say it can only be purchased from a third-party seller and not Amazon directly. He said day of purchase but I somehow doubt that. There is no doubt the drivers were manufactured in 2012, the 5-year warranty is from when the drive was manufactured based on the information you have provided.
Some of the differences are more subtle, such as a variation on the interface design. You could use a tool such as CrystalDiskInfo. As part of the deal, Western Digital agreed to trade assets with , with Toshiba receiving assets for the production of 3. So my actual question is now: Is this really the part I've ordered and is it the same as shown? These items were either open box or refurbished with a A rating. The following returns the disk serial number. Is this just a newer model or a completely different device? I bought a 4tb hgst deskstar nas drive from newegg about a year ago. More than likely you will never have a complete answer unless Hitachi or parent company will open up the books or have an inside informer.
Now the other day I go to the hgst website and try to run my serial number and it's showing invalid serial number. Your product serial number is a unique identifier that allows us to look up information about your product and its warranty. Is there a way in Linux to extract the serial number of the drive? You are clearly unhappy with the purchase. The drive isn't bad i'm just wondering about this. This code allows our customers to verify if the product is genuine, it provides the ability to check warranty or to get more information about the drive. You shouldn't take the product information on Amazon as being 100% accurate, they even indicate on that page, the information isn't always 100% accurate.
Not really what I expected when intentionally buying a drive with a 5 year warranty in 2015. It was initially a subsidiary of , formed through its acquisition of 's disk drive business. We can't answer if what you ordered is described on the amazon store, only point out, the product information isn't always accurate and amazon makes this clear in multiple places. Use the method to find both numbers. Before I've read this page and asked him if the warranty period starts from the day of purchase or or the manufacturing date.
In most cases hard drive model numbers tell you the capacity of the device, the rotational speed of the motor, the interface type and speed and much more. If I could find a manufacture date for my hdd, that'd let me know for sure. For example, if the dates are 1 year apart, then this would raise a red flag. I was able to purchase a Macbook Air, Iphone 5se, and Ipad Air. It was acquired by in 2012, but required to operate autonomously from the remainder of the company due to conditions imposed by Chinese regulators. It came in a retail box straight from newegg. Turns out there were a couple extra digits on the serial number that are not actually part of the serial number.