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What about people with more than 2 HDDs D:

How the hell should i know if i want to RMA or not? Like someone said, it's not been 3-5 years yet.
Exactly, so why even bother worrying about this yet? You'll get a free RMA in a month anyways. Just hook up your disc drive and slow HDDs to the SATA3. It'll take years for them to stop working anyways.
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By that time, it will be too late - you will have lost data, and have replaced a non-defective hard drive in the process.
what source is there that it causes a loss of data?

why would anyone replace a hard drive without testing it first? In any system if there is a failure you don't replace all the parts. If a hard drive is non-communicative before you RMA it, the first thing you would do is put it in another system to see if it works there.
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post #23 of 44
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Exactly, so why even bother worrying about this yet? You'll get a free RMA in a month anyways. Just hook up your disc drive and slow HDDs to the SATA3. It'll take years for them to stop working anyways.
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post #24 of 44
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They are not all flawed, only 5% (according to intel) are affected.....
Please allow me to correct that statement sir.

Intel stated that in the course of 3 years there was between 5 and 15% chance of encountering the problem depending on the usage.
post #25 of 44
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
tl;dr: Use the SATA6 ports till March = problem solved.
Pretty much.

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What about people with more than 2 HDDs D:
Here's the solution to that: Use the 2x SATA 6GB/s ports, and put your additional drives into an older PC and set it up as a NAS server using WHS or FreeNAS.

or

buy a $10 SATA card and a few really long SATA cables.

either one of those things, and you could live with your current board no problems.
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buy a $10 SATA card and a few really long SATA cables.

either one of those things, and you could live with your current board no problems.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-003-_-Product

Lol? Winner.
post #27 of 44
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Pretty much.


Here's the solution to that: Use the 2x SATA 6GB/s ports, and put your additional drives into an older PC and set it up as a NAS server using WHS or FreeNAS.

or

buy a $10 SATA card and a few really long SATA cables.

either one of those things, and you could live with your current board no problems.
That. is. EXACTLY what i'm doing. Great minds think alike. I've used freeNAS extensively at work so it shouldn't be too much of a hasell to configure it and get it all set up for simple file sharing.

My only problem is that it's going to be wired, and directly under the desk that my sig rig is on. I forsee a lot of questions from family members and friends as to why i need 2 computers. lol
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That. is. EXACTLY what i'm doing. Great minds think alike. I've used freeNAS extensively at work so it shouldn't be too much of a hasell to configure it and get it all set up for simple file sharing.

My only problem is that it's going to be wired, and directly under the desk that my sig rig is on. I forsee a lot of questions from family members and friends as to why i need 2 computers. lol
Yeah, I got that a lot at first. Once everyone learned that I go to school for network administration they thought it was pretty normal. My family also liked the idea once I told them they could use it to access their files on any computer in the house, like the shared drives that the schools have (my Mom works at a College, my sister is in High School).

Although for some reason they still usually use flash drives to transfer files between computers
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Meh in terms of scale this really isn't all that bad. This is why I usually wait a couple months though to make sure all the bugs are sorted out for the most.
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post #30 of 44
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Meh in terms of scale this really isn't all that bad. This is why I usually wait a couple months though to make sure all the bugs are sorted out for the most.
thats usually a good rule of thumb for ANYTHING, but try telling that to some of these e-peeners.
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