hi, not sure where to read or post; was ready to set up/start new sony vaio duo13 (svd13213cxb), processor (4th gen) intel core i5-4200U/ 1.60 GHz, 4 gb RAM, 128gb SSD, has two usb 3.0 ports, win8 OS.
per suggestion of store, bought DVD+R dl (double layer) discs for recovery media, w/ plans to use external cd/dvd drive.
after opened box and read the “recovery,backup and troubleshooting guide” discovered 2 issues.
- guide recomended for model not having built-in optical disc drive, to use usb flashdrive for recovery media; though additional mentioned “usb ports that are compliant w/ the usb 3.0 standard dont support recovery w/ usb flash drive thats compliant w/ the usb 3.0 standard” , um, and believe what meant was to use a usb 2.0 flashdrive,
- for model w/ built-in optical disc drive, recommended use DVD-R media because data can be accident deleted from usb flashdrive; was searching about and actual found stack of Verbatim DVD-R azo discs(made in india), though the guide said for my model to use flashdrive and not disc media.
found Lexar jumpdrive firefly usb 2.0 8gb(guessing 8gb appropriate, per video indicating 8gb adequate for bootable flashdrive), but pack said usb flashdrive compatable up to win vista, yes, so thought of maybe testing to check if functional, tried the download H2testw_1.4 test (and couldnt figure out how to test, and existing laptop wanted to format the drive, could have messed up the drive).
enough said and posting for help.