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Hard Drive Serial Numbers

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(2016-02-04)

Reading Hard Drive Serial Numbers From The Command Line

# for i in /dev/sd? ; do echo $i ; hdparm -I $i | grep 'Serial Number' ; done
/dev/sda
        Serial Number:      S1D52---
/dev/sdb
        Serial Number:      S1D5E---
/dev/sdc
 HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(identify) failed: Input/output error
/dev/sdd
        Serial Number:      S1D57---
/dev/sde
        Serial Number:      S1D5E---

...assuming that they are not hidden behind a RAID controller, in which case you'll have to do something else.

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