Question regarding Sandy Bridge Recall issue

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If I only use optical drives and storage drives in the effected SATA ports am I ok? Or should I have NO HDD's connecting to the bad ports?
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  1. It depends on how heavily you use the optical drives and storage drives. Intel says that if you have the problem at all, the ports will degrade over time and eventually die. Their prediction is 5% failure rate over three years. Heavier usage will degrade them quicker.

    I'll be getting a new board when the fixed ones arrive in April. I have my main hard drive and a DVD burner connected to the SATA II ports, and I figure I won't be that unlucky to have a failure before then. I already had all of my important data backed up for the migration to Sandy Bridge anyway, so I won't lose anything.
  2. Why would you not connect them to the SATA 3 ports for now, any reason?
  3. If it were 'me' and I only had HDD + ODD with your MOBO then I'd use the Marvell so some other Intel oopsy doesn't crop up later.

    Intel® P67 Express Chipset
    2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray) = Good

    4 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (blue) = Bad
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10 = Bad


    Marvell® 9120 controller
    2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (navy blue)* = Good

    JMicron® JMB362 SATA controller
    2 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports* = Good

    Newegg video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJcE2alQPvY
  4. They list 10 ports, but my board only has 8 ports unless I'm missing something. Or is it that I just won't have 2 of those ports?
  5. The JMicron® JMB362 SATA controller are the (2) eSATA ports at the I/O shield.

    see the (2) Red & Green at the bottom:
  6. @ OP you have 4 SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports that are good to go 2(navy blue-Marvell for data drives only ATAPI device is not supported) and 2 gray below (for data or optical )
    if you don't use your optical drive much use sata 3.0 or use any one you desire ,don't think anything will degrade in two months
    got same MB and i only use top 4 ports

    EDIT ;yes JMicron ports are also good to go
  7. Ok, so I will use the SATA III for my 2 optical drives (which I don't use much and they can't inflict damage to a Optical drive surely? and plug the 4 HDD's into the other ports. Is there a port I should plug the OS drive into (the other 3 are data) or will any do?
  8. I would stay away from SATA 3.0 for data storage or OS drive
  9. FYI... newegg video on the issue and workarounds:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJcE2alQPvY
  10. aardwolf said:
    FYI... newegg video on the issue and workarounds:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJcE2alQPvY


    your vid. is for vanilla P8P67 :pfff:
  11. ortoklaz said:
    I would stay away from SATA 3.0 for data storage or OS drive


    Ok, but I'm ok to use my Optical drives on the SATA III ports though right?
  12. ortoklaz said:
    your vid. is for vanilla P8P67 :pfff:

    That's true, but it at least explains the issue is with 3gbps SATA II vs. SATA III
  13. I assume your ODD is not IDE/ATAPI. The only potential 'issue' with your ODD is if you run in ACHI Mode. You can run the ODD off SATA3 just fine; normally it's considered 'odd' but in the that it's 'wasting' a better use of SATA3 port.
  14. chadclifton said:
    Ok, but I'm ok to use my Optical drives on the SATA III ports though right?

    See for yourself -> Newegg video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJcE2alQPvY
  15. chadclifton said:
    Ok, but I'm ok to use my Optical drives on the SATA III ports though right?


    yes you should be just fine SATA 3.0 not sata III my bad (4 bottom for optical)
  16. Ok thanks!

    So to summerize

    SATA 6.0Gb = OS and Storage drives
    SATA 3.0GB = DVD Drives
  17. yep
  18. Job done!
  19. chadclifton said:
    Ok thanks!

    So to summerize

    SATA 6.0Gb = OS and Storage drives
    SATA 3.0GB = DVD Drives


    Duh hmm...how many HDD/SSD do you have??!
  20. 1 SSD for the OS and 3 HDD for storage.
  21. Got it. Just check'n.
  22. chadclifton said:
    Why would you not connect them to the SATA 3 ports for now, any reason?

    Too damn lazy to open up the case and switch the cables around. :p I don't really do anything important on my comp anyway, so I figured I'd just tempt the fates to see if the problem crops up.
  23. Well, hope you have a good backup solution in place!
  24. Of course I do. All of my important data was backed up prior to the migration to Sandy Bridge anyway. I also still have my old computer available, as my Sandy Bridge build is a completely new machine.

    Now I can screw around with high-risk BCLK overclocking and such for two months without any consequences.
  25. Sounds like a plan (that I'll be mirroring, save for the use of the SATA II ports, as soon as UPS gets here today. I've actually got a P8P67 Deluxe sitting on my desk.
  26. ^Then definitely want pull the HDD/SSD off the Intel; your data will b corrupted very quickly otherwise.

    I'd be interested to know how the BCLK does with the HDD/SSD on the Marvell.
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