Well that's kind of the problem. I'm having to download files like 1 by 1 from the HDD since I cant copy them en masse since whenever they reach the "error files", they stop and everything stops responding (and I'm talking about like 300gb of files to move). Although it may also be because of other errors since I was prompted once that I need to format the drive.
Also I noticed something about the SATA to USB switch notification lights.
For some reason the light gets stuck at the icon that looks like a printer. Whenever its there, the reading of data stops and the disk stops responding. But in the few times it goes to the floppy looking icon, it works normally. And it works only for some files, while on others it does not.