Find your drive information with the wmic command

In Windows, there is a special wmic command that can provide you with a large amount of information on your system. Today we will deal with her to get some details about our computer's drive drives.

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Sometimes you should quickly find information about your storage media that are connected to your computer, including their serial number, brand, model, and a number of other properties. All this can be done with a single command from the taskbar. Let's see how it can be done.

There is a special command, the WMIC, which uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to provide information about all of the storage devices installed in Windows. It works in all modern versions of Windows, including Windows 10. You can use it as follows:

Open a taskbar window and type or copy-paste the following command:

wmic diskdrive get Name, Manufacturer, Model, InterfaceType, MediaType, SerialNumber

It will return you information about your storage devices that are not usually visible without third-party tools. In our case, the results of our search were as follows:


The full list of properties you can use for the query above is as follows:

  • Availability
  • BytesPerSector
  • Capabilities
  • CapabilityDescriptions
  • Caption
  • CompressionMethod
  • ConfigManagerErrorCode
  • ConfigManagerUserConfig
  • CreationClassName
  • DefaultBlockSize
  • Description
  • DeviceID
  • ErrorCleared
  • ErrorDescription
  • ErrorMethodology
  • FirmwareRevision
  • Index
  • InstallDate
  • InterfaceType
  • LastErrorCode
  • Manufacturer
  • MaxBlockSize
  • MaxMediaSize
  • MediaLoaded
  • MediaType
  • MinBlockSize
  • Model
  • Name
  • NeedsCleaning
  • NumberOfMediaSupported
  • Partitions
  • PNPDeviceID
  • PowerManagementCapabilities
  • PowerManagementSupported
  • SCSIBus
  • SCSILogicalUnit
  • SCSIPort
  • SCSITargetId
  • SectorsPerTrack
  • SerialNumber
  • Signature
  • Size
  • Status
  • StatusInfo
  • SystemCreationClassName
  • SystemName
  • TotalCylinders
  • TotalHeads
  • TotalSectors
  • TotalTracks
  • TracksPerCylinder

You can find their descriptions on the following MSDN page: Win32_DiskDrive.



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