but even that aside, it's a crapshoot. No info on what it came out of. I get brand new drives as OEM closeouts with year warranty on them for half price or less. Called "white label" but often come with the maker's ID on them anyway. Link just for example. I'm currently running this computer on a 250GB PATA IDE WD drive that Easis smart drive reader identifies as new, just as advertised and passed surface testing perfectly, got it for about $35 with free shipping. Just have to be careful and look for the most reputable sellers.
The link is really to a boo-boo picture, but if this is what can happen to a hard drive, then get yours well cooled.