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Suggestion: add more hardware id's
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Up front: I am a newbie here and have recently started to use HWiNFO. It definitely is a wonderful program!!

I'd like to make a suggestion and a not for a minor improvement.

For some reason I need the hardware-id's of USB-drives. Sofar, for this purpose I hv been using a standalone .exe named 'SaveHwids.exe',
which is getting me a .txt files with id's.

When searching for the hw-id in the HWiNFO report, I could not find it. Only after searching for partial strings I found something.

Example:
My Sandisk USB-drive : SaveHWids.exe reports: USB\VID_0781&PID_540E\0000168307708895

HwInfo reports this device as:
Serial Number: 0000168307708895
Hardware ID: USB\VID_0781&PID_540E

An external USB-drive:
SaveHWids.exe says: USB\VID_1058&PID_1001\574341553432373938333639

HWiNfo:
Serial Number: 574341553432373938333639
Hardware ID: USB\VID_1058&PID_1001

Note - I need the entire string (excl USB), so: VID_1058&PID_1001\574341553432373938333639


The actual serial# of the USB-drive is in fact different and starts with WCAU-####### - meaning to say that the serial# as per HWiNFO report
may be confusing.
Seems that, contrary to the fixed drives, for USB-drives the actual s/nbr is not pulled in (?)

Checked another utility (with all due respect and no offence meant to HWiNFO!) and it got me flwg info about this external WD USB drive.

Size 1000.2GB
FirmwareVersion 01.01A01
SerialNumber WD-WCAU.......... (nbr I deleted)
Interface USB(SerialATA)
Standard ATA8-ACS|----
AdvancedFormatSupported N/A
TransferMode(Current/Max) SATA-300/SATA-300
Features S.M.A.R.T.,48bitLBA,NCQ,AAM
Temperature 28C(82F)
DriveLetter(s) O:
ControllerBufferSizeonDrive 8192KB
QueueDepth 32
EnclosureDevice WD10EAVSExternalUSBDevice(VID=1058h,PID=1001h)
Removable No
SMARTSupport Yes
-etc-

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Please allow me to suggest following positively meant(!) improvements for future releases:

a) provide the entire string (USB\VID_1058&PID_1001\574341553432373938333639)
b) actual serial nbr for USB-devices

Good luck with HWiNFO - it is a very good tool !

Thanks for all the work!
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The string you consider as "entire" consists of the ID and serial number as reported by USB. HWiNFO on the other hand reports the ID in format as is used by Windows drivers for device recognition. Thus I think the string reported by HWiNFO is correct and appending the serial number would cause confusion for users using this string to identify proper device drivers.
The enhanced information about the drive you posted is currently not supported in HWiNFO for external USB drives.
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(12-27-2011, 10:12 AM)Martin Wrote: The string you consider as "entire" consists of the ID and serial number as reported by USB. HWiNFO on the other hand reports the ID in format as is used by Windows drivers for device recognition. Thus I think the string reported by HWiNFO is correct and appending the serial number would cause confusion for users using this string to identify proper device drivers.
The enhanced information about the drive you posted is currently not supported in HWiNFO for external USB drives.

Really sorry for the delay. It happens that your reply arrived in the spambox at the server of my provider and just once in a very well I check that one out.

Thanks for the reply.

Just for your info - the 'long hardware-id string', I am using that in a program that is called USBDLM, which is assigning fixed driveletters to external usb devices.

Anyway, thanks again.
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