How to determine the model number of a USB "flash" drive [Windows]

To find the PNPDeviceID (Plug and Play Device ID) for removable media:

  1. Insert the removable media device into an encrypted computer.
  2. Open the EMSService.log in C:\Programdata\Dell\Dell Data Protection\Encryption\EMS.
  3. Find PNPDeviceID=
    • For example:14.03.18 18:50:06.834 [I] [Volume "F:\"] PnPDeviceID = USBSTOR\DISK&VEN_SEAGATE&PROD_USB&REV_0409\2HC015KJ&0
    • VEN=Vendor; Green highlighted text is for the vendor to be excluded
    • PROD=Product/Model Name; Adding text highlighted blue also excludes all of Seagate‚Äôs USB drives
    • REV=Firmware Revision; Adding text highlighted gray also excludes the specific model being used Serial number (in this example); Adding text highlighted yellow excludes just this device


To find the PNPDeviceID for removable media on Windows 7 or later:

  1. Insert the removable media device.
  2. Open the Control Panel and go to Administrative Tools > Computer Management.
  3. Select the Hardware tab, select the drive, and click Properties.
  4. A new windows displays. Select the Device Instance Path in the Property menu.

The PNPDeviceID is displayed in Value. 

Available Delimeters:



Semi colons

Hex character 0x1E (Record separator character) 


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Mon 11/8/21 9:06 AM
Mon 11/8/21 9:06 AM