Just run HD Sentinel on it and it'l tell you if the drive is ok. https://www.harddisksentinel.com/hdsentinel_trial_setup.zip
Currently £127.99 on Currys website, so quite the bargain. Other colours are still around £99 sadly
This is partly true, but does not apply to the physic cover of external hardrives. internal drives with stickers on do have these types of classes but external ones don't unless specified I believe. So this will most likely be a general use one.
Entirely agree. HD prices are still very high since a cartel effectively did away with price competition, and I think prices are being maintained at an artificially high level to allow for Black Friday cuts, which could be substantial. I'm holding back - nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain.