Identify hard drives in the storage pool & determine hard drive slot location in ZFS


Written By Tami Sutcliffe (Super Administrator)

Updated at May 23rd, 2022

This article describes how to identify the hard drive slot location in ZFS.

To locate a particular drive serial number:

In this example we are looking for the serial number of /sdc  substitute the drive letter with the one you are search for such as /sdb or /sdf

  1. Log in as root.
  2. Type: hdparm -i /dev/sdc.
  3. The output will give you the hard drive serial number.

To locate the physical slot of the hard drives:

  1. Log in as root.
  2. Type: lshw -c storage -class disk.
  3. The output will show the the physical slots the drives are attached to.  Physical ID's should begin with slot 0 (drive 1 is in slot zero as an example).
  4. Run the above commands to identify a particular drive, then power off the system and physically check the drive serial number to confirm.


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