I bought this unit 2 years ago and after the first year its causing issues. After I connect and use the drive after 5-20 mins the drive does the following things,
1 - Become unresponsive and constantly spins, have to disconnect the power to make it stop and work again.
2 - Windows shows USB malfunction error and the drive disappears from the windows.
3 - Write operations to the drive fails and the No.1 or 2 happen.
4 - Drive doesn’t shut off with windows and spins continuously for hours until power is disconnected.
I ran disk diagnostics on the drive but it doesn’t find any file system errors or bad sectors.