System Report and Hard Drive Model information

frez

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Jan 12, 2005
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I have an external WD MyBook LX 2TB hard drive and wanted to know which specific model drive is inside.

System Report reports the following:

Manufacturer: WD
Model: 0x1112

Is there something in OS X or a 3rd party tool that I can use to get the actual model drive?

Thanks!
 

Bear

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You have a Western Digital 2TB drive.

The hard drive model is masked by the USB controller. It's possible a WD utility could get the specific drive information.
 

chown33

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Try this:
  1. Launch Disk Utility.app (it resides in /Applications/Utilities)
  2. Select the disk.
  3. Click the "Info" button in the toolbar, or choose "Get Info" from the File menu.
  4. In the window that appears, look for the "Media Name" item.
I don't have a WD controller, but my OWC Mercury On-the-Go controller shows the disk model number and manufacturer. The builtin SATA drive also shows its disk info
 

frez

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Original poster
Jan 12, 2005
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Thanks chown33.

Looks like it's completely masked as Bear suggested.

Media name comes up as "WD My Book 1112 Media"
 

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