How to identify hard drives in the storage pool - How to determine hard drive slot location in ZFS - x360Recover

Written By Tami Sutcliffe (Super Administrator)

Updated at August 17th, 2021

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.