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Bought used hardrive,power on hours=0

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July 28, 2012 9:55:23 PM

I bought a samsung spinpoint 500gb used hard drive on ebay,it's in flawless condition,and interestingly it showed 0 power on hours and start/stop cycles when i checked in 'HD Tune' as if it was new.Is it possible that retailer could somehow reset it's hours count because i doubt it's actually new altough it looks like that.
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July 30, 2012 2:07:07 AM

Yes it's possible to reset the SMART attributes, but that requires Samsung's factory utilities, or expensive data recovery software.
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