How do you tell if a HDD you bought is defective or not? Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: February 3, 2013 9:31 AM in Storage Share storm slider February 2, 2013 9:22:24 PM Say you buy an HDD from Newegg, how would you know if it's defective or not when it arrives? More about : hdd bought defective | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to storm slider Register or log in to remove ss202sl February 2, 2013 9:25:39 PM Have you installed it and tried using it? You could run tests on it (like HDtune) to test the health of the drive. | Report abuse Reply to ss202sl storm slider February 2, 2013 9:28:49 PM ss202sl said:Have you installed it and tried using it? You could run tests on it (like HDtune) to test the health of the drive. I was just wondering if it's possible, since I don't feel like paying taxes in store and gonna just buy online. | Report abuse Reply to storm slider atulmaniya February 3, 2013 9:31:57 AM Newegg is trusted one, if u still in a doubt you can always check it by third party software like HDD sentinel when you have your ordered HDD in your hand. And most important it also provide the facility for RMA. | Report abuse Reply to atulmaniya Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>How do you tell if a HDD you bought is defective or not?> Related ressources: ForumHow do tell if my motherboard is defective ? Forumhow tell if your ATI video card is defective ? ForumTo all the veteran builders, how often do you get defective parts? ForumDefective CPU?? ForumNew HDD defective ? I need advice. ForumSystem turns on and off 4 times before booting normally. ( DEFECTIVE ) ForumHow to tell if I have defective mobo? (MSI Z77A-G45) ForumIs defective HardWare really common on building a rig? ForumNeed help, possibly defective PSU ForumWhat's the chance of receiving defective parts from newegg? Forum2 defective hard drives ForumSapphire 7870 defective ? ForumSo, I just bought a new Video Card... ForumCan't get to POST with new Mother Board with HDD connected ForumNo OS loaded how to tell if I bought 32bit or 64bit ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum[Solved] Cloning internal HDD OS to new internal SSD ForumHow do i find a usb device on my computer using vista ForumHow do I unlock 3TB hard drive on ASRock Fatal1y Motherboard? ForumSSD and HDD in the same system, okay? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !