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Windows 7: 2 HDDs - how to confirm which is which?

26 Mar 2015   #1
pooksahib

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
2 HDDs - how to confirm which is which?

Hi. I have one SSD for the OS and 2 HDDs for storage. Seatools tells me that the HDD bearing Model No 1234 and Serial No ABCD has failed its test. Luckily, I have enough space to put all my data onto one HDD after which I'll replace the failed HDD.

Unfortunately, I can't see a way to confirm whether it's the E or F drive which has those Model/Serial numbers. Can this be done?

I appreciate that I could experiment by disconnecting a drive and running Seatools again but there must be a better way...

Thanks.


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26 Mar 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There really is no better way, it takes a second to pull a cord off the drive.

Take note of the serials of both drives, then.....

Just disconnect the data cord on 1 of the drives.

Restart windows and 1 of the drives will be gone.

Simple logic

Once you find the bad drive, yank it.
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26 Mar 2015   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Speccy (linked in my sig) will tell you the product ID of the drives and the drive letters, match them up to what disk management shows to identify which drive is which.

In Speccy click on the Storage tab on the left hand side, this will expand your SSD/HDD information. I've highlighted my disk product numbers below and the relevant partition letters below. Then check the against Disk Management if you need to to identify which drive it is that's failing.
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26 Mar 2015   #4
pooksahib

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you both.
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26 Mar 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Just updated my post with more info and some screenshots for you.
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26 Mar 2015   #6
pooksahib

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Very kind. Thanks for taking the trouble.
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