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Just making sure about the SB problem...

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February 1, 2011 2:38:55 PM

It is true that on say, the P8P67, which has 4x6.0gps ports (2 marvell and 2 intel), it is 100% safe to plug drives into those 4 6.0 ports as the degrading problem is only located on the 3.0 ports right? That includes both the Marvell controller and the Intel controller?

I just want to make sure that it will be fine to run my PC like this until the recalls start.

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February 1, 2011 3:11:21 PM

The problem only affects the Intel SATA2 Ports, the Marvell is a separate controller and is not affected by the problem(s).

The problem takes a while to manifest itself, and if I owned a P67/H67 MOBO then I would feel safe moving my SATA2/SATA3 HDD/SSD/HHD to the backwards compatible Marvell controller.

Hope that eases your mind. Yes, I would RMA your MOBO sometime after the replacements are ready sometime in March~April.
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February 1, 2011 3:21:13 PM

Of the two Marvel 6 GB SATA ports available on the chipset, only one is available for a boot device. A third party SATA controller would solve any problem with number of usable problem free SATA connectors until a replacement can be had.
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February 1, 2011 3:32:08 PM

^Yeah, if you want to throw money away.
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February 1, 2011 3:39:55 PM

Makes no difference to me. Lights up for the third time this morning using a Franklin.
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February 1, 2011 4:27:31 PM

It is also safe to move my drives to the intel 6.0 ports along with the marvell right?
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February 1, 2011 4:36:34 PM

Use
#1 {Primary/boot} Marvell® 9120 controller
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (navy blue)*

#2 {everything else} Intel® P67 Express Chipset
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray)

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