It seems that there are some issues with the SATA ports on the new 6 series chipset based motherboards not holding up over time.
We have been waiting for the new Intel DQ67xx Executive Series Micro-ATX and Mini-ATX boards for a while now. We had hoped to see the boards by the end of this month. It looks as though we will be waiting just a bit longer for them.
Now that this problem has been discovered, board makers that have a 6 Series chipset board on the market are going to have a serious problem on their hands if their production volume was ramped up and product has been sold.
Intel has a support page here:
- Intel Support: Chipsets: Alert for Intel® 6 Series Express Chipsets and Intel® Xeon® C200 Chipsets users
For other manufacturer’s products that use the 6 Series chipset, we will need to check their support site to see what sort of remedies they will have for us.
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