How to determine drive manufacturer?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Jeff Charles, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Jeff Charles macrumors member

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    I just purchased a Buffalo external hard drive. Buffalo does not make the actual hard drives in their enclosures. How can I determine the manufacturer and model of the drive in mine?

    Jeff
     
  2. mmomega macrumors demi-god

    mmomega

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    I know the Buffalo Ministation uses a Samsung drive.

    I'm not sure how to know for sure without taking the casing apart.

    I know neither my FireWire or Thunderbolt drives show any info about the drives inside. Not in disk utility nor System Report.
     
  3. Jeff Charles thread starter macrumors member

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    I asked Buffalo support. They told me that they use WD, Seagate, and Toshiba HDDs, but that they have no information about which HDD is in my 3TB drive enclosure.
     

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