How to determine drive manufacturer?

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

  1. Jeff Charles macrumors member

    May 21, 2009
    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?

  2. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    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

    May 21, 2009
    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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