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Buying a Used Hard Drive? What to test?

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Hi,
I was looking for some answers on buying a used hard drive. I'm getting a 500gb 6GB/s. I was using seagate tools and should I just test short range test and smart check and be good? Or should I test it more in depth.
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check the hdd sector by sector using HDD diag tools.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MGX1016;15408199 
check the hdd sector by sector using HDD diag tools.

Where can I find that at?
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Download HDTune and test for errors and run a bench.
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