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Sandybridge and SATA issues...can someone clarify?

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July 20, 2011 10:00:42 PM

I was just about ready to hit the 'buy now' button' for my new DAW system build, then I read this on a UK PC components site:

Intel Sandybridge P67 and H67 Motherboards SATA issue. The issue has been raised that devices connected to SATA Ports 2-5 may degrade over time.Devices connected to SATA ports 0 and 1 are not affected and can be used as normal. There is NO issue with Sandybridge Processors, only P67 and H67 Motherboards are potentially affected.

I'm a bit out of touch so apologies if this is old news now, but it's been a while since my last system build and I'm only just getting up to speed.

Is this still an issue? Are people avoiding the P67 and H67 boards? If so, I may as well go back to my first plan and get the tried and tested X58 and Intel 950!

Thanks.
a c 96 V Motherboard
July 20, 2011 10:41:22 PM

Was recalled in Feb and mobos were out in march? I believe. It's been awhile and there shouldn't be any "bad" motherboards but the "fixed" ones will say b3 just to clarify.
a b V Motherboard
July 20, 2011 11:53:12 PM

if you can get one of those earlier ones cheaper, its probly worth it to save some money. How many people have a need for 5 sata connections?

a 1 or 2TB hard drive on one SATA... maybe an SSD or optical on the other?
July 21, 2011 12:00:04 PM

Thanks guys. That's clear now. Although it's worth clarifying that the online shop in question only has a few boards with this disclaimer on. So old stock basically. And no, they are still full price, so go figure...
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