flash drive serial number seems different on Mac & Win
revdev at pdslabs.net
Fri Dec 22 14:27:15 EST 2006
Thanks Alex - works like a charm!
Alex Shaw wrote:
> Hi Phil
> Try using the values from the windows registry..
> The serial number seems to be consistent with OSX on the USB devices
> I've tried.
> 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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