If you want to know your hard disk serial number for warranty or other purposes, you can check this number in several ways in Windows 10.
In this article, we will see graphical and command line methods to perform this manipulation.
Note that the two methods described below also work when multiple hard disks are connected to your computer if you use more than one hard disk with your computer.
Easy way: Use the Graphics utility
We recommend that you use Seagate’s free Drive Detect tool to graphically verify your hard drive serial number. This tool allows you to quickly check the serial numbers of all hard drives connected to your computer.
Although the tool was designed by Seagate, it also works on hard drives other than Seagate.
- To reveal the hard disk serial number using this method, open it first Seagate software download site in your computer browser.
- Scroll down the webpage to the section Utilities and Extensions and click Drive Detect. This will download the Drive Detect tool to your computer.
- Once Drive Detect is loaded, double-click it to open it. This is a portable tool, so you don’t have to install it to use it.
- In the window Drive Detect opens, you will see all the hard drives in the list. The drive serial number appears next to each hard drive. This is the number assigned to the disc by the manufacturer.
This is the fastest and easiest way to find your hard drive serial number.
Geek method: Using a command prompt
If you do not want to use a third-party application or want to use command-line methods, you can use a command prompt to access the hard disk serial number.
This method shows exactly the same serial number as the previous method.
- Start by opening Start menu, Hae Command prompt and click it in the search results.
- In the command prompt window, type the following command and press Entrance. Feel free to copy the command here and paste it into the command line window.
wmic diskdrive get model,name,serialnumber
- After entering and pressing the command Entrance, a command prompt displays a list of all installed hard disks.
- In the column Serial number next to the hard drive model is the drive serial number.
With these two methods, you now know how to find the serial numbers of your drives without removing them from your computer.