Originally Posted by pantherx12
Not at all, as the person you bought it from should of told you they were pulled from enclosures.
I sincerely doubt its new aswell, get in touch with him and just return it to him and get you cash back.
Then just buy a brand new one.
Maxtor and seagate 7200 rpm 500gb drives are cheap as hell.
( like £35 quid here, and you don't pay same taxes so save 17.5% straight away ontop of that electronics tend to be a bit cheaper in general over in the US )
i will never buy a maxtor again^^
i only experienced the worst of them, even if the drive i own is still alive.
-its baking its way to its own personal 60deg.
-its not very silent
-the SMART died after about 2 years