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So, Sandy Bridge won't re-release until April?

Yeah, on the bright side I have a pretty rare system, now.
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Grrr, I just ordered a 2500k + mobo for my first Intel build ever. OK, so sata 6 ports are not affected, is trim supported on those ports? IIRC, trim is not supported on the sata 6 ports on my current mobo. I'm not sure if thats a chipset or os limitation.
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My respect for Intel just grew, bringing this up straight away was the right thing to do
What if they knew a month ago but thought the risk was so small it was worth taking, but now have more data...? Some one in this thread said keep the base clock on 100 to help protect data, funny how all along Intel were saying not to overclock the base clock as it caused instability, you can only use multipliers. Maybe there was more to it.
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What if like many, you've sold your old PC to buy SB parts and have no other PC to use in the meantime and nothing to back up any data with. Whatever the errors are with the chipset thats affecting HDD's, could already have affected home users. I personally would be reticent about continuing to use an SB set up until ALL rercalls and fixes have been made. This won't be "just a little peice of history" in 6 months time, some will probably still be sorting RMA issues, others will be just realising their precious last photos of their dying mum's last happy day on earth are now currupt!
I understand not everyone will have backup PC's, or a central server which backs up every other PC I own on a daily basis to address the issue of data loss. Been there done that, never again so long as I can help it.

I don't remember what source or article I read it on, but supposedly Intel stated that the issue will show first in degredation of transfer speeds, and then the controller will simply be unable to connect to the drive. They did specifically say there should be no concern for corruption. It will simply slow down, and then not work. The drive itself will still be completly functional, and you will just have to plug it into a different port, or another PC and all the data will still be fine. I do not know if that will apply in a RAID arrangement. I suggest all other current SB owners take appropriate actions if they are using an array to protect their data.

As far as the RMA process, yes it is frustrating, but like I said, if your purchased from a retailer in person like I did, chances are you won't have more than a few hours downtime. Otherwise, if you ordered on-line you may have to wait for a little while.

Odds are, most people who jumped on SB right away do have other PC's or resources they will be able to use in the meantime.
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So, Sandy Bridge won't re-release until April?

Yeah, on the bright side I have a pretty rare system, now.
Where did you guys get April from? My email from Intel indicated end of February.

Just curious as I know these things tend to slip...
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Anyone got any idea how the manufacturers are going to handle this yet?

Not looking forward to having to switch back to my old MoBo for a few days, guess I'll use Linux to avoid reinstalling Windows for a 4th time this month :l
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so the sata 6 on the P67 and on the marvell are ok?
yes they're ok.
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yes they're ok.
See my above post. Do they support trim?
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Not uncommon among new architechtures. Ugh remember all of the problems with the Phenom 1 xx00 series? I hope that AMD doesn't rush out Bulldozer and it's chipsets. I'd rather wait six more months with my Phenom II B50 then be disappointed after just buying a new platform.
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Where did you guys get April from? My email from Intel indicated end of February.

Just curious as I know these things tend to slip...
February is when Intel will start sending revised chips to board makers. Board makers then need to make new boards, process piles of RMAs, and send boards out to customers.

If the new PCH revision is in full swing by late February, April is when you'll get a new board.
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