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Author: Miles Fidelman
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Identifying an installed physical hard drive without damage
On 8/11/19 3:10 PM, Hendrik Boom wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 02:55:00PM +0200, Antony Stone wrote:
>> On Sunday 11 August 2019 at 14:37:09, Hendrik Boom wrote:
>>> I do not know which of the hard drives on my machine is /dev/sdb/
>> ...
>>> Or is there some completely different way of accomplishing what I want?
>> # hdparm -i /dev/sdb
>> It'll tell you the drive type and the serial number, which should also be
>> printed on the drive label.
> Yes, that will help! Thank you.

You could also execute a command that causes heavy load on /dev/sdb - be
it a test, or a search - and then see which drive's lights flash a lot
(if the drive has a light).

Miles Fidelman