The easiest way to obtain hard drive’s model information is to use
smartmontools and its
smartctl command. If you do not have
smartmontools package installed on your system yet you can do so by:
UBUNTU: # apt-get install smartmontools FEDORA: # yum install smartmontools
Once the installation is done and
smartctl command available run do following linux command to retrieve your hard drive’s model information. In the example below we use /dev/sda as block device.
# smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Model Model Family: Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 Device Model: HTS721060G9SA00