Originally Posted by purpleannex
Doesn't it strike anyone as odd, that Intels QA only found the problem after they'd sold enough defective mobos and cpu's to cover the recall, since once sold you're locked in the returns loop.
The bug was only found through statistics and that requires volumes of data.
How do you even know "sold enough defective mobos and cpu's to cover the recall"? You don't and your statement does not make sense. Sold enough chips to cover a recall? What does that mean? Also, CPUs are unaffected.
Originally Posted by byrkoet
Never forget this economic rule.
That's not an economic rule.... Market would punish and adjust price on products that have shorter lifespans.
With CPUs and chipsets, they generally obsolete long long before they break.
(I have an Economics BS.)
Originally Posted by TheSprunk
And what's with there STILL not being USB 3.0 or SATA 3 native? Considering the timing of things with the 55 gen and USB/SATA 3 I can see why it wasn't implemented, but this marks a full tick tock without native integration of these technologies. For shame. They're fully backwards compatible! Just do it already.
but on topic: I was never concerned with this issue. It seemed pretty minor to me to begin with. My understanding was that it was totally circumvented with an add-on raid card or a 3rd party SATA3 controller on board as they bypassed the SATA bus by tapping in using PCI-Express. Not to mention it was sporadic, not immediate, and as far as I can tell, fully covered under warranty anyway. I'll give them kudo's on biting the bullet and working so quickly to fix it though. Then again, no revised parts till april as I understand it? Maybe it's a bit too soon to be patting them on the back lol.
SATA 6Gb/s is native on Sandy Bridge chipsets.
3rd Party SATA 6Gb/s controllers are very much inferior to the native Intel one. Also, they add additional cost/complexity and generally only have 2 ports.
While the issue is covered by warranty, data corruption and downtime are not.Edited by DuckieHo - 2/8/11 at 6:12am