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Is this hard drive still good?

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March 18, 2012 1:23:19 AM

So I have a older seagate barracuda 500g 7200 rpm hard drive. My old pc was having Bsod issues and random shut downs and alot of other issues so I decided to take it apart and salvage what I could for my new build. I just want to know what the chances of my hard drive being bad and if I'm better off buying a new one. If it is reuse able then can I erase it fairly easy?

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a c 261 G Storage
March 18, 2012 2:19:53 AM

It should be reusable, just do a format on the drive to erase it!
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March 18, 2012 2:21:36 AM

Thanks. Um as for the format. Not sure exactly how to do that. Will it be fairly strait forward once I put it in my machine? Thanks again.
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a c 261 G Storage
March 18, 2012 3:14:29 AM

Yes it is. If for example you are going to install windows on it windows will give the option!
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March 18, 2012 3:17:07 AM

Lol. Alright thanks man I think I'll manage. If I have a issue I'll hit you up:p 
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March 19, 2012 7:44:25 PM

Might be a good idea to download the diagnostics from Seagate (or whoever bought them) and run diagnostics on the drive. Just in case it's the bad part that was causing the BSOD.

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