So much idiocy in this thread.
What does this recall actually mean for early adopters of SB? Here's an example for you:
I have two SB systems, a gaming rig at home and an analysis machine at work that's still waiting on TD to ship the 2600k and CDW-G to ship the RAM.
Currently using 2x 3GB/s SATA ports for an optical drive and a 7200rpm HDD. In 4 - 8 months I will upgrade to two SSD drives in RAID0. At that time I will put those drives on the P67 6GB/s SATA ports, and I will the optical drive on the Marvell 6GB/s port.
Impact of the chipset flaw on my system: 0
Once built, this machine will contain an SSD, 4x 7200rpm HDDs in RAID10, and an optical drive. In this case I will have to put the HDDs on the affected 3GB/s SATA ports. Doing so, I will be aware that in ~3 years there's a 5 - 15% chance I will experienced degraded I/O performance and eventual SATA disconnect. My last machine of this sort for work was purchased 2 years and 8 months ago, so that's right around when this machine would ordinarily be replaced--so if degraded performance does occur, I can just RMA the board and get a replacement from ASUS at that time, and there's at least an 80% chance that I will already be using a new system at that point. So you combine the ~20% chance I'm still using this machine at the time it's affected with the 5 - 15% chance it is affected, and you get a 1 - 3% chance I'm affected by the recall.
Impact of the chipset flaw on my system: 1 - 3% chance I have to RMA the board while the system is still in active use, very near the end of its life-cycle.
Big deal for Intel because of the costs associated with a recall and stopping their production line, but at the end of the day for users this matters almost not at all.
Edited by TriBeCa - 1/31/11 at 12:25pm