Every part of your computer works together to bring you better performance and efficiency. However, there may be times when one of your hardware needs replacement or repair. Making sure that your computer parts are within warranty can save you money.
A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or a Solid State Drive (SSD) stores and protects all the information in your computer. You can register your hard disk drive if it’s under warranty, so anything happening to it will not give you a headache by spending too much. What you need to know is the model and the serial number of your hard disk drive to register it for warranty claims.
Now, you may ask how you can retrieve the model number and the serial number of your hard disk drive device. There are two ways to find it on Windows 10 PC. One way is to use the Windows Command Prompt tool. The other method is to go through the Device Manager folder. Let’s dive in.
How to Find your Hard Disk Drive & SSD Model Number or Get the Serial Number on a Windows 10 Computer
Your hard disk drive comes with a unique model number, which identifies what type of hard drive it is and its specifications. Warranties benefit from the model number to know what specs to replace or how to repair your HDD or SSD based on its specific directions.
The serial number is a unique set of numbers that applies to your hard disk drive. Check out the steps below on how you can look up or obtain the model or the serial number of your hard disk drive on a PC.
Method #1 – Look for your HDD or SSD Model and Serial Number Information through the Command Prompt
- First, click the Start button.
- Navigate to the Command Prompt.
- Enter the following command: wmic diskdrive get model,serialnumber
- Now, you will see the model and the serial number information of your hard disk drive.
Method #2 – Check the Hard Disk Drive or SSD Model and Serial Number using the Device Manager
- Click the Start button.
- Go to the Control Panel.
- Select Hardware and Sound.
- Click Device Manager.
- Look for Disk Drives and click to open it.
- Look for your hard disk drive and right-click to select Properties.
- Now, go to the Details tab to check the HDD or SSD model and serial number information.
That’s it! You have two options that you can try when you want to find and take note of your hard disk drive model and serial numbers for repairs or replacements.
Which of the two methods above is easier for you to do? And, what is your reason for getting your HDD or SSD’s model or serial number? We are curious to know, so drop your answer in the comment section below.