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Buying a second hand HDD

Last response: in Storage
November 27, 2012 12:22:07 AM

Please can anyone help me by saying what should i look for when testing a SH HDD?I've found a 640gb WD blue and he made a full scan,also gave me the screen with the health tab...

Is it good?I only need a hdd for 3-4 months...

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a c 80 G Storage
November 27, 2012 1:12:27 AM

There's no way for me to tell if the scan is actually for the drive you will get. The best you could probably do is maybe a 7 day DOA warranty to make sure the drive works when you get it. Even if this is the scan, and the drive is perfectly fine right now, it could still die in a month, There just isn't any way to tell. You have to weigh the risk against the cost of a new drive with a warranty.
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a b G Storage
November 27, 2012 12:15:48 PM

I wouldn't use it if it were free.
a b G Storage
November 27, 2012 12:32:08 PM

Is it a laptop or desktop hdd? Most New 500gb HDDs are $50-70.

Personally, I'd only buy a HDD from someone I knew. Getting screwed over factor is extremely low.