Wife and I purchased two new vpcf13m8e notebooks at the beginning of April 2011 from John Lewis. We both have Medion 1TB external hard drives with dual eSATA and USB 2.0 ports.The problem is, the eSATA ports on the notebooks do not work when connecting to the external drive eSATA hard drive port but DO work when connecting to the USB port.
I have contacted Sony support but they insist that our external hard drives are at fault and that they cannot help.
My concern is that we have been served up with two notebooks that have been fitted with the notorious original faulty Sandy Bridge chipset but I have no idea how to interrogate the notebooks to determine whether our chipsets are the bad'uns or the good'uns.
Can anyone help on this?
PS. OS=Windows 7 Home
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