Thursday, 3 February 2011

Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Design Error

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:

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.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can still use these motherboards and CPUs if you don't need to be using SATA II. The SATA III Chips are thrid party and still work.