Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Jan 2011 22:41 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Intel "Intel just announced that it has identified a bug in the 6-series chipset, specifically in its SATA controller. Intel states that 'In some cases, the Serial-ATA 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'. The fix requires new hardware, which means you will have to exchange your motherboard for a new one. Intel hasn't posted any instructions on how the recall will be handled other than to contact Intel via its support page or contact the manufacturer of your hardware directly."
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Glad I waited
by hollovoid on Tue 1st Feb 2011 05:50 UTC
hollovoid
Member since:
2005-09-21

I was just about to jump up to the new i7 and mb, glad I held off, this would have seriously pissed me off, I hate disturbing something that I got running nice for any reason.

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RE: Glad I waited
by telns on Tue 1st Feb 2011 19:20 in reply to "Glad I waited"
telns Member since:
2009-06-18

Yes, this is so irritating to redo that it would be less hassle to buy a separate SATA controller if you had any slots left at all.

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RE: Glad I waited
by CoolGoose on Tue 1st Feb 2011 21:03 in reply to "Glad I waited"
CoolGoose Member since:
2005-07-06

The same case here, a few hours before i just made a pc configuration using sandy bridge ;)

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