Toshiba announced a recall of all laptops with Intel's 6-series chipsets that suffer from a design flaw that may turn the SATA 3Gbps ports inoperable. At this point, Toshiba requests you return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Effective January 31, 2011, Intel announced a design issue with the Intel 6 Series chipset. This Intel design issue affects a limited number of Toshiba laptops released for sale on or after January 9, 2011.
Intel has announced that in some cases the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets may degrade over time, potentially impacting the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD-drives.
At this time, Toshiba requests you return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. You should back up your data and remove any confidential, proprietary or personal information before returning the product.