I’ve had plenty of hard drives get flaky and die over time, but in 30+ years of heavy computer use I’ve never had a drive that was brand new and damaged. I’m sure its possible, but I’d expect something else like a damaged port on your computer or a bad cable. It could also be a corrupt file that is interrupting the file copy.
You didn’t mention any specific error messages, so it’s hard to be more specific. If the issue persists I’d try to work with a local tech expert you trust to diagnose the root of the problem.