If you want to know your hard drive serial number for warranty or other purposes, there are several ways to check this number in Windows 10. We will show you graphical and command line methods to do this. .
Be aware that the two methods described below also work for multiple drives, in case you are using multiple hard drives with your PC.
The simple method: use a graphical method
We recommend that you use Seagate's free Drive Detect tool to graphically verify your hard drive's serial number. With this tool, you can quickly check the serial number of any number of hard drives connected to your PC.
Although the tool is designed by Seagate, it also works for non-Seagate drives.
To reveal your hard drive's serial number using this method, first open the Seagate Software Downloads web page in a web browser on your PC.
On the web page, scroll down to the "Utilities and Plugins" section and click "Drive Detection". This will download the Drive Detect tool to your PC.
Once Drive Detect has downloaded, double-click on it to open it. This is a portable tool, so you don't need to install it to use it.
In the Drive Detect window that opens, you will see all of your hard drives listed. Next to each hard drive, you will see the drive's serial number. This is the number that the manufacturer assigned to the reader.
It's a quick and easy way to read the serial number on your hard drive!
The Geeky Method: Use the Command Prompt
If you don't want to use a third-party application or prefer command line methods, you can use a command with Command Prompt to reveal your hard drive's serial number.
This method displays the exact same serial number as the method above.
To get started, open the "Start" menu, search for "Command Prompt" and click on it in the search results.
In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter. Feel free to copy the command from here and paste it into your Command Prompt window.
wmic diskdrive get model, name, serialnumber
After entering the command and pressing Enter, the command prompt will display a list of all your installed hard drives. In the "SerialNumber" column next to your hard drive, you will find the serial number of the drive.
And that's how you find the serial number of your drive without taking it out of your PC! Very useful!
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