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

  • Insert USB removable media.
  • Open System Information, on some versions of OS X, this is called System Profiler.
    • To open System Information directly, press and hold the Option key and choose Apple menu > System Information. You can also use Spotlight to find System Information, or open it from the Utilities folder of your Applications folder. 
  • Under Hardware, select the USB device and find the Product ID and Vendor ID, as follows:
    • Capacity:2.06 GB (2,055,019,008 bytes)
    • Removable Media:Yes
    • Detachable Drive:Yes
    • BSD Name:disk2
    • Product ID:0x5406
    • Vendor ID:0x0781 (SanDisk Corporation)
    • Version: 0.10
    • Serial Number:0000188C36725BC8
    • Speed:Up to 480 Mb/sec
    • Manufacturer:SanDisk
    • Location ID:0x24100000
    • Current Available (mA):500
    • Current Required (mA):200
    • Partition Map Type:MBR (Master Boot Record)
    • S.M.A.R.T. status:Not Supported
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