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Question regarding Sandy Bridge Recall issue

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February 2, 2011 5:21:16 PM

Hey

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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a c 107 V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 5:41:12 PM

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.
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February 2, 2011 5:49:28 PM

Why would you not connect them to the SATA 3 ports for now, any reason?
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a c 717 V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 6:24:11 PM

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
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February 2, 2011 6:28:22 PM

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?
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a c 717 V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 6:34:41 PM

The JMicron® JMB362 SATA controller are the (2) eSATA ports at the I/O shield.

see the (2) Red & Green at the bottom:
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a b V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 6:39:54 PM

@ 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
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February 2, 2011 6:49:48 PM

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?
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a b V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 6:54:53 PM

I would stay away from SATA 3.0 for data storage or OS drive
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February 2, 2011 7:03:43 PM

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?
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February 2, 2011 7:04:50 PM

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
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a c 717 V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 7:05:30 PM

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.
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a b V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 7:15:08 PM

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)
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February 2, 2011 7:25:27 PM

Ok thanks!

So to summerize

SATA 6.0Gb = OS and Storage drives
SATA 3.0GB = DVD Drives
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a b V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 7:27:12 PM

yep
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February 2, 2011 7:30:21 PM

Job done!
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a c 717 V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 7:35:43 PM

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??!
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February 2, 2011 7:50:48 PM

1 SSD for the OS and 3 HDD for storage.
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a c 717 V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 8:03:28 PM

Got it. Just check'n.
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a c 107 V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 3:08:36 AM

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.
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February 3, 2011 12:15:26 PM

Well, hope you have a good backup solution in place!
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a c 717 V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 1:59:10 PM

^+1
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a c 107 V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 4:22:00 PM

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.
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February 3, 2011 4:55:55 PM

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.
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a c 717 V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 4:56:14 PM

^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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