[clug] seagate drives

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Sun Jan 25 12:32:54 GMT 2009

Chris Smart <mail at christophersmart.com> writes:
> 2009/1/25 Fredd <freds_72 at aapt.net.au>
>> Any suggestions of how to check the drive firmware version from
>> Linux?  I tries the command line SeaTools but it didn't run for some
>> reason.
> I guess this should work:
> sudo hdparm -i /dev/sda |grep Fw

I used sdparm -I, which gives the model, firmware revision and serial
number of the disks:

sdparm -i /dev/sda
    /dev/sda: ATA       ST31000340NS      SN05
Device identification VPD page:
  Addressed logical unit:
    designator type: vendor specific [0x0],  code set: ASCII
 00     20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  20 20 20 20 39 51 4a 31                9QJ1
 10     39 32 51 48                                         92QH
    designator type: T10 vendor identification,  code set: ASCII
      vendor id: ATA
      vendor specific: ST31000340NS                                        9FAE92QH

The 9FAE92QH part of the vendor specific T10 vendor identification is
the disk serial number.


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