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GIGABYTE 6 Series SATA Check Application
Tool to help optimize SATA port usage on current P67/H67 boards



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The news of the SATA 2.0 issues with Intel 6 series chipsets has sparked a lot of uncertainty about how this will affect those of us who upgraded to the new Sandy Bridge architecture. Essentially, if you’re using 1 or 2 SATA devices then this chipset issue need not affect you at all because you can connect your devices to the 2 white SATA 3.0 ports. However, if you’re using 3 or more SATA devices, you may want to prioritize your more important devices on the white SATA 3.0 ports (e.g. hard drive with your operating system on it) and the less important devices on the Intel PCH SATA 2.0 ports (e.g. a DVD ROM).

To help our customers optimize SATA performance on their 6 series mobos, GIGABYTE has created an easy to use utility called the GIGABYTE 6 Series SATA Check that tells you if the SATA ports that you are using are in fact the affected Intel PCH SATA 2.0 ports.

Full info and application download available here at the source.
http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/2011/02/gigabyte-6-series-sata-check.html
    
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post #2 of 19
I'm sure that every board manufacturer out there is thanking Gigabyte for this. This way they don't have to deal with RMA on every single board that *might* have a problem.
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post #3 of 19
It doesnt tell you if you're affected.

It tells you if there's a device connected to the sata port. D:

Anyways. Here's a mediafire cause waiting sucks.

http://www.mediafire.com/?09nl97hhga9m3o6
post #4 of 19
Useless, all you simply have to know is whether your SATA ports are SATAII or not. Not very hard to check, but this may be good for the computer illiterate consumer.
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I agree, for many users this isn't really going to be needed, but for those who are not sure it's an easy way to check.
    
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So all this does is tell users if their drives are plugged into sata 3 or sata 2 ports? frown.gif
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post #7 of 19
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Yes, that is all.

If you would like to check if your chipset is B2 see this thread, 99.9% of P67 boards will be the B2 chipset. I can't see how anyone would have B3 since Intel just learned of the issue, so not sure why it's been mentioned that some boards may not be affected?

http://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/931423-quick-check-p67-mobo-my-board.html
    
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So basically this application is worthless, at least for the majority of OCN members. I was thinking they made something that would test if your devices are degraded. redface.gif
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So basically this application is worthless, at least for the majority of OCN members. I was thinking they made something that would test if your devices are degraded. redface.gif

Yea that's what I was thinking.

What a joke... I guess the same guy who came up with putting 24 phases on their boards came up with this idea, because both are totally worthless.
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post #10 of 19
Well, I checked mine and came back with this result:

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Meaning by board has been affected?
    
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