I have two new WD HDs and both prompt this response when I either turn the computer on or restart. They both use the new USB 3 connectors, but I have not installed the software that came with the HDs since I do not want my data encripted (the only way I figure I can get past the encription). Until reading this post, was actually looking for the cause for delayed write message, I had assumed the delayed write was caused by my not having installed the software, but seems that is not the reason.
Am so surprised that the HD case could cause such an issue, but I am leary of installing the software to determine if it is the problem. Would not be a happy camper if the software did not cause it, and problem remained; and I wonder if I could just re-format the drive and start over needing then to install the software.
I had called WD before using the HDs, noting that I used Windows XP Home SP2. I had tried SP3 but really disliked not being able to send photos (might be a problem sending other docs too) by just right clicking on the photo and selecting send to, and an email form would pop up, just requiring me to enter the addressee. This was significantly changed in SP3..and I have no idea what else they messed up [in my humble but ignorant opinion].
But back to the subject..any new info on Delay Write. Might not be too big an issue since I did partly jump ship and purchased a Mac Book Pro in December. It was made for ignorant people such as I, but after having used for a while, I discover I am not that ignorant...and I want to see the structure of what is going on in the computer etc. If there is not an [just got it again...delayed write failed and I did not do anything with the HD] application on the Mac, I can forget about doing it. Apple does not let one into the inner workings so I cannot do what I used to do on the MS products. And this is progress?
Any new info on delayed write...I hope?