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Old 11-18-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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Discover chipset/manufacturer/model of installed IDE CD/DVD drive

Is there a command similar to lspci/lsusb that will list the info on my DVD drive/all installed drives? I need to find out what it's model is. There's little useful info visible on the outside, without pulling it out, which I'd rather not do at the moment.

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Yep -- try one or more of hdparm, sdparm, or lshw

Depending on your distro, one or more of them may not be installed yet, but they are common and readily available with a quick google, and possibly from your repository as well.

also, lspci -v may give you more than the default.

smartctl (part of smartutils? I can't remember the whole package name) is another one, if the unit(s) is SMART capable.


PS - Great signature
PPS - The drive controller should be listed in lspci output, or you could use DMIdecode for more (and redundant) information.

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