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How To Find Your Model Number

Need help finding your hard drive’s model number?

How To Find Your Model Number? To find out the model of your hard drive, you need to look at the label on the bare hard drive. If the bare drive is inside an external enclosure (that is, if you have an “external hard drive”), the only way to get the model number is by disassembling the enclosure and removing the hard drive.

If you don’t feel comfortable removing the hard drive from the enclosure (some enclosures are very difficult to remove) then do not try! You may break something important inside the enclosure. Just send us your drive and we’ll remove the enclosure for you (no charge). As always, if we can’t recover your data, there is no charge.

Find your hard drive’s manufacturer below, then use the example model numbers and pictures to help find your hard drive’s model number.


Model numbers start with “ST”. Example Seagate model numbers: ST9500325AS, ST380011A, ST3500841AS, ST3160023AS, ST91000430AS, ST9808211A, ST360020A.

Still can’t find your Seagate serial number? Try Seagate’s free online Serial Number Locator.


Model numbers are usually located in top right corner, bottom left corner, or both (as pictured below). Example Maxtor model numbers: 6Y160M0, 6H400F0, 6H500F0, 6Y080I0, 6Y250P00, 7H500R0, 6B250S0.

Still can’t find your Maxtor serial number? Try Seagate/Maxtor’s free online Serial Number Locator.

Western Digital

Model numbers always start with “WD” (don’t forget the characters after the “-“). Example Western Digital model numbers: WD2500JB-00GVA0, WD1200BB-22FTA0, WD10EADS-65M2B0, WD7500KMVV-11A27S2, WD2300AAJS-65RYA0.


Model numbers usually start with “MJ” or “MH”. Example Fujitsu model numbers: MJA2160BH, MJA2500BH, MHT2080AH, MHV2100AH, MHW2160BH, MHZ2320BH, MHY2200BH.


Model numbers usually start with “HTS” or “HD” (length is 8 or 15 characters). Example Hitachi model numbers: HTS722020K9SA00, HTS545050B9SA02, HDS722020ALA330, HTS723232L9SA6, HDT721010SLA360, HDE721010SLA330.


Model numbers start with “MK” (usually 9-10 characters long). Example Toshiba model numbers: MK8025GAS, MK6021GAS, MK5055GSX, MK3255GSXF, MK8034GSX, MK1237GSX, MK7559GSM.


Model numbers usually start with “HD,” “HM,” or “HS”. Example Samsung model numbers: HS06THB, HS082HB, HD501LJ, HD103SI, HD103SJ, HM160HI.

Still can’t find your model number? E-mail us a picture of your hard drive’s label.