Question power on hours

Dunlop0078

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No it is not, it is part of the S.M.A.R.T attributes. On some drives it is stored on a small piece of flash memory on the PCB of the drive. Other drives use whats called a service area on the disc to store it. Even if you did manage to wipe that somehow you would brick the drive.

So no you cant wipe recorded hours off a drive then try to sell it as new, if that is what you were planning. It's not like the 70s used car market.
 
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j121

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Ok thanks, no i was not planning to sell but i got a drive that is a few years but only used 160 hours so seem to be in ok condition. I might include this in a computer im going to sell used as storage drive.
 

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