I would like to know if there is a utility that will tell me how many hours a hard drive has been used. Is there such a thing? I would like to know if i am getting a true new replacement drive or a drive with a couple thousand hours on it. There has to be something.
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Use a utility such as "DiskCheckup" which can read and display the SMART data reported by the drive.
Yeah just checked my smart output and its labeled Power_On_Hours. Here's a snippet of my output:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 8944