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This web page refers to our older busTRACE 9.0. Click here for details on our latest busTRACE version.

View ATA/ATAPI Identify information
You can use busTRACE 9.0 to view your ATA, ATAPI, Serial ATA, or Serial ATAPI device's Identify page. An IDENTIFY DEVICE (or IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE) request is submitted to the device. The 512 bytes are shown to you in their decoded format as well as their hex format (256 words).


Through the use of Windows IOCTLs IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH and IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH_DIRECT, busTRACE 9.0 is able to submit an IDENTIFY DEVICE request to your ATA/ATAPI devices. All of this is done in user mode. No kernel driver is required.

You can view the Identify page in its hex format (256 words) or you can select to have us decode the most frequently used fields. You can copy the hex or text output to the clipboard to share the results with others.

NOTE: The ability to request the Identify page is only supported under Windows XP SP2 (and above), including the x64 versions of Windows

Key Features
Only available in the Professional Edition of busTRACE 9.0
View any ATA/ATAPI device's Identify paged in hex format
View frequently used fields in the Identify page fully decoded for you
Copy either the hex output or the text output to the clipboard to share with others
Uses IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH and IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH_DIRECT to send the request. No kernel driver is required or used.

Additional details available in the busTRACE 9.0 help file