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Question about HDD

Hello,

 

I just bought a Hard Drive from a seller on a website where people can sell their used things. I installed the Hard Drive on my Computer, opened CrystalDiskInfo and found out, that the Hard Drive Health says: Caution

It looks like it has Reallocated Sectors. Is that Hard Drive safe to use or should I return the Hard Drive to the seller and ask for a Refund? 

I'm providing a Screenshot as well, so that you can look at it.

 

Thank you so much for helping me! 

 

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Looks like 36 reallocated sectors...

I have HDDs with hundreds that still work fine. It's like a bad sector, but can be worse. Likely a tiny bit of platter contamination.

If it's used, that can kind of be expected.

I'm not a professional, just an enthusiast. I don't know everything.

HGST Ultrastar: The last HDD you'll ever need to buy (and the one I always recommend).

Schrödinger's CPU: The Q9650. Is it irrelevant? Is it not? 

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6 minutes ago, Mel0nMan said:

Looks like 36 reallocated sectors...

I have HDDs with hundreds that still work fine. It's like a bad sector, but can be worse. Likely a tiny bit of platter contamination.

If it's used, that can kind of be expected.

So, It's completely normal and Safe to use? 

 

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2 minutes ago, Jakubman625 said:

So, It's completely normal and Safe to use? 

 

Not "normal" so to speak, but it's not broken. You may see data corruption if you use the drive for very long, if the platter contamination expands (giving you more reallocated sectors). 

I'm not a professional, just an enthusiast. I don't know everything.

HGST Ultrastar: The last HDD you'll ever need to buy (and the one I always recommend).

Schrödinger's CPU: The Q9650. Is it irrelevant? Is it not? 

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5 minutes ago, Jakubman625 said:

So, It's completely normal and Safe to use? 

 

It is safe to use if you have any common sense, and dont store the only copies of your marriage photos on it or etc.

Please always have important data in at least 2 different places, not on a single drive.

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