its all motherboards with the intel sandy bridge chipset. (H-P 67, Xeon C200)
Sata ports 0-1 (sata 600) are not effected 2-5 (sata 300) have the potential to degrade.
have not seent his issue yet but does not mean it cant pop up later..
Dear Bill. I let somes link with extra info about it.
The 2600 and 2600K are great. The problem is strictly to the board since it's the Sata controller clock. This just sets things back as they recall and restart production. The CPU's are not changing and are not the problem and it will be like a release take 2
It probably would be easier for builders/hobbyists if the CPU was defective as opposed to the chipset (as in this case). A CPU is much easier to replace than a chip soldered on a motherboard. In this case it is more like you need to replace the motherboard itself.
Also the problem now becomes that no one is sure when will these defective boards remain in the retail channel. How can one be sure that the motherboard (assuming they are going for Sandy Bridge) they are getting 2, 3, or more weeks from now, are not defective? I wouldn't touch a Sandy Bridge motherboard right now or in the next couple of weeks or even months. I rather go with the tried and proven if I was building this time around.
I was about to build an editing rig for my brother using Sandy Bridge but now it appears I will be going for a 1366 instead.
Any new tech will have ups and downs. I'm not going to worry too much about an issue with a (hopefully) permanent fix on the way, that wouldn't manifest for some time and that is relatively easy to manage.
Changing mobos is a pita but not the end of the world. I think I'll consider it an opportunity to work on my cable management....
It appears all 1155 motherboards have been pulled out of online retail stores (you won't see them listed on newegg anymore)... that was fast.
this whole thing is a bit over hyped..
"up to 5% could be effected over a 3 yr period."
this is about normal of motherboard failure rate anyway esecially asus.
this is only for the sata 300 ports not the sata 600 ports..
so OS and optical on sata 600
add in raid card (1x) 4 port to have your 2 sets raid 0 issue avoided.
oh and ALL stock has been pulled from ALL vendors etc. even if you wanted to buy a SB board you cant.
For example, on a Gigabyte UD7, any reason not to put OS, optical and backups on the SATA3s (which might possibly degrade over a long period of time with a very high throughput but will be replaced in a month or two anyway) and the RAID0 x2 on the SATA 6s?
( I have my box built, turned it on, no smoke, sparks or fire and the BIOS screen comes up, but I haven't installed Windows etc. Tonight's project, I hope...)
all i will say is you better be making a weekly image of your OS..
i would rather add the raid card in..
however the UD7 has 3 sets of sata 600.
1 set native
1 set on marvel internal
1 set eSata...
so you are covered anyway..
Good point, Scott. I'll put one RAID on the rear panel USB/eSATA combination connectors. I wasn't too worried about losing my system drive. I actually have two F4s and was planning to clone the C: drive after installing the OS, CS5 etc anyways.
For those who haven't looked it up, the problem is that the 3Gbps SATA connection may degrade over a long period of time until the bit error rate climbs and eventually the connected drive woudn't be seen. There's no reported danger of data loss or drive damage and the likelihood of a connection failing is linked to voltage, heat and throughput. In other words, the failure rate for video editors might be 15 or 20% over three years instead of the 5% figure that has been bandied about. The problem is apparently due to a "rogue transistor" or metal layer problem in the old tech SATAII connectors.
As far as a RAID card goes, I'm trying to keep it relatively simple for now as I anticipate upgrading to Ivy when it comes out and hope to get an Areca 1880 (or equivalent) at that time.