Storage Solutions Smart info shows brand new 2.5 hdd as old age and pre fail.


6pack

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I bought a brand new 128Mb cache 2.5" 1TB Seagate hdd from Amazon few days back. As usual Amazon's packaging was crap. The drive was shipped in a plastic bag only as is. No bubble wrap or foam or even paper to absorb the shocks. I was thinking a return was in order. So I attached the drive to an external usb 2 drive bay and it worked for some reason. Drive was not formatted (very weird) and I formatted it as ext4. Did a smart test on it to determine health status. And here it shows all indicators are of old age and pre fail.

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Checked warranty of drive on Seagate site and it shows warranty till 2020.

So is the drive made from recycled parts like disk platters etc?


Edit: It seems its the type of check on hdd according to this superuer post.
https://superuser.com/questions/354212/is-my-hard-drive-failing

I should have searched google first. :(
 
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vishalrao

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"Power cycle count" shows as 1 so maybe it is really a new drive, but the read error and seek error seem to be of concern.
 

6pack

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yeah. disk died because of amazon's shitty packaging though. it won't even show up anywhere now. making lots of noises and parks head suddenly.

If anyone's wondering, here is how i got the hdd. I think this is the last time i buy hdd from amazon. waste of time spending money and doing returns or rma when they don't think of safety of electronic items.

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Oh great!! **** amazon india. -5 star in review & 1 star rating to seller and amazon now.

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[DOUBLEPOST=1516369711][/DOUBLEPOST]I deleted my entire wish list and signed out of Amazon app and uninstalled it. Will never buy from them again. Will buy from physical stores now onwards.
 
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6pack

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no. no option to send it back. The cowards deleted my 1 star review and are telling me to change it.

Amazon India website has 1 star ratings about bad packaging. Why is amazon asking me to not put packaging info in review? there's some full-ass-whole review moderator on amazon.

https://www.amazon.in/Seagate-Lapto...r&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar

My second review also got deleted. shitty amazon service. i will put this on reddit now.
 
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