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    Default Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7: Will this SATA issue affect me?

    Right now some of you may have heard that Intel's 1155 boards have a SATA issue that will cause degradation over time. I assume this will affect Gigabyte's P67 boards as well right? Right now I'm using these connectors shown at the picture below. Shall I withdraw from using the motherboard? And what will Gigabyte do about this issue?

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    I am a long time reader of Tweaktown forums, but first registred today. I am also curious about this, although I have not noticed anything so far. I am running 2 ssd's, and 4 regular drives, as raid arrays at my GA-P67A-UD5, so my S-ata is pretty crammed up. I think Gigabyte, and other Vendors/brands, should go out to their customers, with info, on how we should act, and what to do. Since Intel has gone out public on all major hardware sites around the internet, ther are bound to be concerned people out there. So this is a hint to Gigabyte. Make a thread, sticky whatever, with info.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7: Will this SATA issue affect me?

    I have not heard what they plan to do, but I'm sure there will be an official announcement after the Chinese New Year.

    This is a Intel Design flaw guys, nothing Gigabyte can do to fix it really except a recall or RMA of affected models I believe.

    Hang tight, I'm sure we will know something in a week or two.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7: Will this SATA issue affect me?

    yes all P67/H67 boards are effected.

    I have seen any response from any Board maker yet, I expect they are in a queue with Intel right now working out the fine details of how many millions units can be recalled.

    I expec tthe cost of all this is going to be needed to be worked out initially as the Board makers are not going to like to foot the bill and Intel are going to want to keep it to a min, and th eend user is not goign to want to even pay the postage let alone any repairs, I my self have the UD7 and at the price of that board I want flawless operation from a top of the range board nto some thing that will fail on me over time.

    In any case I expect the process to be with yoru reseller you ordered it from and not with Gigabyte directly.

    For some that might get tricky if they refuse to RMA the board and cover the cost of doing so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    I have not heard what they plan to do, but I'm sure there will be an official announcement after the Chinese New Year.

    This is a Intel Design flaw guys, nothing Gigabyte can do to fix it really except a recall or RMA of affected models I believe.

    Hang tight, I'm sure we will know something in a week or two.
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    Thanx for quick respons. You are off course right, this is not a gigabyte issue, and so not their fault. I am sure they will go out with info as soon as they can. Luckily the motherboards, seem to be working perfectly so far. The guys at Anandtech have looked into it a little bit, and it seems the problem is related to the S-ata 3 (6Gb/s) ports only, so perhaps one should stay away from using them, for the time being.

    EDIT: Wrong info. It is not S-ata 3 (6Gb/s) that are affected, but rather S-ata 2 (3Gb/s).
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7: Will this SATA issue affect me?

    I'm have not ran into any issues using 6GB/s ports.

    This issue probably wont affect any of these boards until years from now anyway, by that time we'll all be using x89/p97 chipset anyway or something like that.

    Have a link to Anand's testing/thoughts, or what what you commented on done by members?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    I'm have not ran into any issues using 6GB/s ports.

    This issue probably wont affect any of these boards until years from now anyway, by that time we'll all be using x89/p97 chipset anyway or something like that.

    Have a link to Anand's testing/thoughts, or what what you commented on done by members?
    Yes, its true, This probably will not affect us for a long time. It might be though, that some are running this, and have data stored they do not want to loose, and could experience failure. But then again, you should always back up! Here's a link to Anands thoughts on the matter : Intel Discovers Bug in 6-Series Chipset: Our Analysis - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News
    Hopefully Intel takes a lesson, so Ivy Bridge vill run flawless. I see its The other way around, its the S-ata2 (3Gb/s) ports that are affected, and not S-ata3 (6Gb/s). I was wrong. :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by 220Volt View Post
    Hi
    Thanx for quick respons. You are off course right, this is not a gigabyte issue, and so not their fault. I am sure they will go out with info as soon as they can. Luckily the motherboards, seem to be working perfectly so far. The guys at Anandtech have looked into it a little bit, and it seems the problem is related to the S-ata 3 (6Gb/s) ports only, so perhaps one should stay away from using them, for the time being.
    Anand says Intel said 3Gb/s ports only, not 6Gb/s, link above

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Anand says Intel said 3Gb/s ports only, not 6Gb/s, link above
    Yes indeed, i got it backwards. S-ata2 S-ata3 (3Gb/s) (6Gb/s). But then again who wouldn't... :) So one should run from usb sticks to be sure. linux FTW. ;)
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