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Is a hard drive's serial number globally unique?

On Linux I can use smartctl to get a hard drive's vendor, model, firmware revision and serial number: # smartctl -a /dev/sdb smartctl 5.40 2010-07-12 r3124 [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu] (local build) ...
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Need tool to change Hard Disk unique ID

There was a tool called PB Downforce that did something like this. It has been discontinued as it was buggy and stopped working for its purposes. So, is there any alternative? I have a licensed piece ...