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Is there any software tool I can install on Windows XP Pro that can identify all the information about the internal hard disks installed. In particular, their make, size, partitions, health.

The tool doesn't need to identify any other hardware or perform reformatting or repartitioning etc. But if it does then don't let that stop you making a suggestion.

Thanks.. Ian

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The easiest way is to use the built-in tools that come with Windows. Find Administrative Tools, go to Computer Management and choose Disk Management. You will see information about partitions and size, including health. If you right click on the disk, choose Properties. There, you will see its complete name, which is actually the name of the manufacturer, hard disk model and type (in my case it's WDC - Western Digital, WD1200BEVS - a 120 GB Digital Scorpio SATA hard drive).

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Too much messing around in Windows to get the info I want. The Windows interface to most system level details is pretty unfriendly – ianfuture Oct 26 '09 at 20:25
But then you don't need to install any 3rd party software and its associated risk of malware to find some info that you'll only use once. – Matt H Nov 22 '12 at 0:20

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