Gamer buys new SSD, is surprised to find 800 GB of data that is said to be worth several thousand euros

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A Gamer bought a new SSD for his gaming PC. But he is amazed when he connects the SSD, because the storage medium is not that “new”.

Anyone who buys hardware “new” in a shop or on Amazon initially assumes that they are actually getting new hardware. Normally unused and in the original packaging.

A gamer has now bought a new external SSD for his gaming system. But it’s not that new. Because when he connects the model to his PC, he finds 800 GB of data from the previous owner on the device (via These include programs that are worth several thousand euros.

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There is a lot of expensive music software on the new hard drive

Why is this worth so much? The user himself explains that the SSD mainly contains software for instruments. But this one is worth a lot. Because professional software in particular costs a lot of money.

Some explain that software like Superior Drummer and Kontakt alone are worth €400 each. As someone writes (via

“It’s not just a few hundred GB, it’s a few hundred if not thousands of dollars if the license files are there.”

Some warn against use: Not the whole community is enthusiastic about it. Some warn that the whole thing looks like pirated software. And you never know whether the files might end up hiding viruses or other unpleasant surprises.

On top of that, the buyer should check how many operating hours the “new” SSD already has with software like CrystalDiskInfo. However, most agree that he should rather send back the purchased storage medium.

A heavily used SSD has a significantly shorter shelf life than a brand new model.

New goods may have been opened before

You buy hardware or other things and then when you open the shipping carton you realize that the goods have already been unpacked. Then you have almost certainly caught a so-called bouncer. Because mail order customers have the right to withdraw from the purchase within 14 days.

“If the previous buyer has only checked the device, it remains new,” explains the lawyer Helga Zander-Hayat from the North Rhine-Westphalia consumer center (via In such a case, the packaging may be dented or damaged. As a customer, on the other hand, there is little you can do at first.

Other people order RAM on Amazon and get way too much. You can read on MeinMMO why that sounds really good at first, but the story isn’t that simple after all:

Gamer buys RAM on Amazon, accidentally receives a box of 10 pieces