Time Machine corrupting file system

I've been using Time Machine on an external hard drive for a long time with success. Recently the volume got corrupted and I could not repair it from disk utility. After formatting the drive I did backups for a few more days and it happened again. I used diagnostic tools from the disk manufacturer and they did not indicate any physical failure in the equipment.
Has anyone had a similar experience?
Thanks in advance!

That misbehavior is typical of a failing disk, diagnostics or not.  Replace it.

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