I have a 750GB Seagate Desktop Pro USB drive that has been acting flaky on me lately. Several times it has given me a “Windows Delayed Write” error. I contacted Seagate and they have said it could be numerous things causing the problem including a bad cable, the Windows OS, the hard drive itself or even the USB port.
The drive is still under warranty so I can get it replaced if needed. I am in the processs of transferring all the data off of it, but want to fully test it to see if its functioning 100%. I know Seagate has some utilities to do so, but are there some other good diagnostic programs that can do it as well?