what are you using it in? some hdd can easily last for years, and some die before their time.
if you have backups, I don't see a problem using it. Just know it could go at any time.
If its randomly losing space like one of mine was, its time to get a new one. I had to delete partitions as drive seemed to lose space every day. I replaced PC before drive died completely but it was a Velociraptor and they were designed to die I think, they ran at 10k rpm.
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I believe a friend is actually using it still. He is mad.
I didn't know to check it using the software from maker, I didn't know much back them.
but the other 300gb drive in PC worked fine after 8 years as it was just storage and hardly ever used. Windows boot drives tend to get more usage. NVME blurred that as PCIe devices can turn off when not in use so in my current PC; my nvme reports as being only 161 days old but the WD HDD that is same age shows PC real ontime, 270 days. NVME is boot drive, so would have expected the order to be in reverse.
Do you know what brand drive is as many makers have tools you can use to test drive health.
Or just run Crystaldiskinfo (blue icons on website) - https://crystalmark.info/en/
as it should show health of drive.