Question HDD caution error on windows 10!

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I have a new HDD but when I checked the health it said caution. Is it a problem or should I replace it. I mean I did not had any issues with the drive and 8 relocated bad sectors is a small number. But still show caution.
 
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USAFRet

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You got it in August. It is now late September. At most, 50 days.

That drive, according to that CDI, has 2980 hours on it.
124 days, running 24/7.

That, my friend, is/was a used drive.
Oh well that's not good. I don't really know why they just replace the drive though lol. As long as I backup my data then nothing to worry about. Also 8 is not really an issue just need to keep an eye on it thanks.
 
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Even if that number was ZERO....you need to be proactive with your backups.
I've had an HDD go from seemingly perfect to dead in 36 hours.
Wow that's a short life. They normally last for me with WD like 1- 4 years more if I am lucky. I totally agree that you must backup to the cloud or to more than one drive.
 

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