Question Question regarding HDD health

JackFive

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Hello everyone,
I have seen an ad on a local market place where someone is offering a 500GB Hdd for half the price but it has 65% health ..does it matter? Is it safe to buy?
Help is required.
Thanks!
 

JackFive

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That is the stats on a drive.

Is it the one you will actually receive?
When boxing it up for shipment, did he accidentally drop it?

Unless if was $5 or less, pass for me.

Even at $5, I personally have no need for an old used 500GB HDD.
Im getting it for 3.51$
 

JackFive

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You seem to be set on buying this, no matter what anyone else says.

Do it.
Keep good backups.
I have 160 x2 hard drives but they are almost full and i need another one just for games and unimportant data..
However i have found something really strange..the current hard drive I'm using has only 9% health remaining!! What to do?
(The one im using for 1896 days with estimated remaining lifetime:9 days only?) Am i a potential risk???
View: https://imgur.com/a/y9v2uy0
 

JackFive

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Keep good backups.
As one should do with ANY drive, even brand new out of the box.

They can die at any moment, any age.

Or, you can wait until one of them actually DOES die, and then come here asking "How do I get my data back?"

A 160GB HDD is old old old.
Alright then let's hope these things dont die..
 

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