I recently purchased a new Seagate Backup Plus 5TB for data use, because none of my drives are functioning properly. My old Seagate Expansion 2TB hard drive failed ("Unable to repair"); the Seagate Backup Plus 5TB that I borrowed became unresponsive after a period of use and has bad block (while writing it auto-rejects the drive); and the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 5TB became unresponsive after a period of use.
After using the new drive for a while, I discovered that it will hang after 2-8 hours of continuous writing. By continuous, I mean literally all the time (downloading youtube videos and multiple torrents). I have read that hanging suggests bad block, and bad block suggests broken drive. What should I do? I've also heard that Seagate is not very reliable as to the quality of hard drives. Is it true?