Hmmm... my Sony Vaio PCG-GRT796HP purchased in th UK was supposed to be USB 2.0 too... but I hadn't noticed until I got myself an ext HDD (it kept telling the device could work faster... ). I've since purchased a PCMCIA card with 2 x USB 2.0 ports. Maybe I'll give this a crack too.

I am still a bit puzzled where the driver came from but assume it was among the Windows Updates I harvested when I first went on line. However, since these always self-install I didn't know it was there.

And forgive me for pointing this out, Steveonz, USB2 does work now as I said above!