OK, I think I have eliminated several possible causes. I tried a different USB cable, a different USB port and even an entirely different PC and am still getting the “Windows Delayed Write” error so I think it is the unit itself.
Here’s the thing though. I think it might be related to some sort of overheating issue with the Seagate drive itself cause if I leave it off for a bit and then re-connect it after it has cooled down a bit, it works. However, it only works temporarily before I get the “Windows Delayed Write” error again.
I thought about opening the case as suggested, but I would think that would void the warranty, right? It is only about 4 months old so I guess I could send it in. Plus, if its a SATA drive in there (and not an IDE drive), I’m not equipped right now to hook up a SATA drive to any of my PCs. So I’m thinking I might as well get all the data off of it and send it back to Seagate.
If this is the case then too bad cause Seagate drives have always been reliable for me and I have never had one crash on me yet (until now).