I bought a Dell Inspiron laptop about a year back.During the PC checkup it was found that the hard disk had a sector which had become unusable.
As the laptop is under warranty I asked for a replacemnet. But I'm unsure if the one the company provides is a new one or a refurbished one. Help me to know if it's new.
if your drive has 1 bad sector, the filesystem will mark it as bad and it will continue to be usable. you may get either a new or refurbished drive if you replace it. either way it will still carry the same warranty from the manufacturer.