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CDI showing caution for hdd?

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Found an old HDD I wanted to use for storage on a spare rig.

Reformatted it and everything.

Checked it in cdi and saw it said caution.

Should I just scrap it?


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I would advise against using it for anything serious. Usually there is a good reason for caution.
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There's probably a few bad sectors on the drive, but you can never tell.
You can use it alright as long as it's files/data you can afford to lose in case it fails.

The Dell laptop in my sig has a drive in it that's showing caution as well
and it's been running fine for the last 4 years since I got it, but I don't have
anything important on it as such. Just using it as a HTPC.
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