flash drive serial number seems different on Mac & Win
alex at harryscollar.com
Fri Dec 22 02:14:05 EST 2006
Try using the values from the windows registry..
The serial number seems to be consistent with OSX on the USB devices
Phil Davis wrote:
> Can anyone tell me how to resolve this issue?
> On Windows, I plug in a generic flash drive and do a "vol". here's what
> I get:
> Volume in drive E has no label.
> Volume Serial Number is D50E-596C <---- key item here
> Then I switch over to Mac OS X and do a "system_profiler SPUSBFileType"
> in terminal. Here's what I get (just the relevant part):
> USB Flash Memory:
> Capacity: 489 MB
> Removable Media: Yes
> Detachable Drive: Yes
> BSD Name: disk2
> Version: 1.00
> Bus Power (mA): 500
> Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
> OS9 Drivers: No
> Product ID: 0x6533
> Serial Number: 0B205760D0225926 <---- key item here
> S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported
> Vendor ID: 0x0930
> Note that the reported serial numbers are different, even though they
> are reporting info about one and the same device. I've tried some base
> conversions to resolve the differences, but without success.
> Can anyone please explain how to reconcile the difference between the
> two reports? Thanks in advance for all comments - this list is *stinking
> rich* with experience!
> Phil Davis
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