11 minutes ago, ZINHAR said:
What proves that I got ripped off:
1. S.M.A.R.T readings were correct
2. The seller was pretty sketchy and sent it in less than an hour
3. It's a discontinued model from 2012
None of that is proof that you got a used drive. If you want proof run recovery software against the drive, if you find data THEN you have proof that it is a used drive.