Okay I bought HGST 1tb 5400RPM from a friend. For the time being it doesnt have an enclose. Is that a problem? I came here looking for several advice on the issues. First of all this friend used this hard drive for a buisness service he provides of Hacking cellphone services and unblocking them and resetting them with special expensive hack tools. Im sure most of these softwares are hacked and might have viruses. When I install it my MSE antivirus locates some as virus. I just got this and havent done a full search on it because since its 1tb it takes a long time. The drive has some personal files such as music and programs I might be interested in checking up. But if its too risky I rather take preventative steps. I was thinking of getting some programs suggestions to check if its infested or how badly infested it is without risking or getting infected. I was wondering if using some sort of sandbox I think would prevent me from contacting. Or is it best just to do some sort of format to get rid of it. Also am I being at risk just for plugging it in or opening it or going through the folders? Theres also the fact that its partition in half. Divided. I was thinking of putting it together, which I dont know how, but if you guys tell me its best to keep in half I will.