Answered: Is It a Bad Idea to Buy a Used SSD

I'm recently going to buy a used SSD for my computer, but I'm not sure if it's safe. It would be very annoying if I paid for a used SSD and it died quickly. Has anyone tried buying a used SSD? Is this safe and secure?

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Sherly· Answered on Jul 31, 2023

Uncertain. While many people say that most SSDs have limited read and write cycles, this number is usually high. So if you don't use it for high loads, you can still make good use of it. But on the other hand, if this used SSD is too old, it may be riskier. Whether you can buy a used SSD depends on its price and usage.

How to safely buy a refurbished SSD on a budget? Here are some key points you should be aware of.

1. Reliable sources: Purchasing these certified refurbished SSDs from reliable stores is recommended.

2. Low price: If the price of a used SSD is not low enough, it is not recommended to buy a used SSD.

3. Check SMART information: If the source and price of the SSD are OK, then you can check the quality and lifespan of the SSD.

You can confirm the first two by verifying brand information, but for the last element - smart information, you need to use a third-party tool to confirm.

Based on our tests, we recommend EaseUS Partition Master. This tool can help you confirm the used SSD's SMART status (health condition).

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Here is how to use it:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and find "Disk Health" under the "Discovery" section.

Step 2. Choose the target used SSD and click "refresh" to start.

With simple clicks, you can know the health condition of the SSD, which helps you to make a wise decision.

And, if you want to test the read/write speed of the used SSD on your PC, this tool helps a lot. You can click this page to learn how to test SSD read/write speed.

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