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Posted on 2013-02-06
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i'm  building a new z77 i7 system with intel mobo and intel i7.
I got an SDD 60G for the boot drive.
i've NEVER had a problem building a system (maybe 2 per year), and this time
it appeared that the drive had something on it:
X:  "Boot" (name of the drive)   and had empty directories on it  (Windows:  Users, Documents, Music, Videos)  etc.

is this normal for a NEW drive to have ANYTHING on it?   it seemed already to be formatted etc.

how could this happen with a sealed  static sleeve?
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I would send that back no way would it be formatted already with folders. You could format it though but i would send it back.
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(I agree w/geektothecorenj)
Is there any chance this was a new replacement drive for a laptop?

Are there ANY files on it or are there just empty folders?  Is there a recovery partition?
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>>  i've NEVER had a problem building a system   <<  do you have a problem now?
if you delete all partitions, you can install any OS as fresh
but i agree a new drive should be clean
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i'll be returning it.  thanks for your confirmation/advice.
it was sold as new and had a directory structure (no files - all seemingly wiped)
Plus:  even tho it did install after i re created the partition, the disk was flakey.
Sooooo - likely this was the reason (i'm assuming) it had been returned, "refrubished" and re sold.   :(

thanks all!
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it looks like your idea hit the nail - strange they even did not care  wiping it
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