flash drive serial number seems different on Mac & Win

Joshua Snyder joshua at califex.com
Sun Dec 24 15:43:25 EST 2006


Care to post any code snippets?

Josh


On Dec 22, 2006, at 1:27 PM, Phil Davis wrote:

> Thanks Alex - works like a charm!
>
> Phil Davis
>
>
>
> Alex Shaw wrote:
>> Hi Phil
>> Try using the values from the windows registry..
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR\Enum
>> The serial number seems to be consistent with OSX on the USB  
>> devices I've tried.
>> regards
>> alex
>> 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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