While copying a large amount of data (close to 4TB) from an external hard drive to a newer one I noticed that the drive that was being copied from got ejected in two separate instances at the same exact point in the transfer. Digging around a little it seems like a particular file refuses to copy over and gets stuck while copying. All other files seem ok as of now.
I was wondering if this points to bad sectors on the drive or to some other issue. Disk Utility seems to think that the drive is fine when I run First Aid on it. I’d be grateful to get tips on what I should do with the drive. It would be great if it can be salvaged. If you guys think that it is failing and can no longer be trusted then I will discard it after copying the data over.
FYI, the drive is a 4TB WD My Passport that is a little over three years old and is formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). It has been used lightly, around once or twice a month at most. I am using a MacBook Pro running Mojave to access it.