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what should i look out for when buying a used hard drive?

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i saw a listing of someone selling a used 1TB WD scorpio blue for 60 dollars, he also have a 750GB for 50 dollars, he lives nearby, and texted me that he will give me 2 months warranty.

i really want to purchase it but, how do i make sure that it is not faulty? he told me that we can test it before i buy it, but what test should i do?
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look at the smart data, surface scan with hdtune and benchmark it.
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look at the smart data, surface scan with hdtune and benchmark it.

what program should i use to check smart data? how can i tell if the smart data is not good?
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what program should i use to check smart data? how can i tell if the smart data is not good?
HDtune contains all the tools you will need to do this.

I run an error scan, check the health tab, look at SMART status and stats such as power on time, power cycle count, error rate, etc.
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HDtune contains all the tools you will need to do this.
I run an error scan, check the health tab, look at SMART status and stats such as power on time, power cycle count, error rate, etc.

ok then, thanks for the help!
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