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Ok as most people on this forum already know Intel released a press conference claiming that the 6series chipset has a problem within the SATA 2 controller. Now my question is, well why would they bother announcing this? It's said that Intel is projecting to lose $700 million and this problem seem for many parts, negligible. The failure rate is only 5%-15% over 3 years in which many people will replace their computer with in the given time and if their device does fail the individual would just assume the device has passed on, it has ceased to be, gone to meet its maker, the device is an ex-device and replace it. Also not to mention the fact that many people (myself included) only use the SATA 3 ports. Now don't get me wrong it was every nice of Intel to announce the problem but it doesn't make sense for them to do so. If they're losing $700 million over an issue that is hardly noticeable why would they do this? I DON'T GET IT!
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Some people can't afford the risk for any data loss.
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Business ethics...
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Are you seriously suggesting a big corporation should rest on its laurels and just 'assume' that everyone is going to replace their computer in 3 years? I'm glad you don't run Intel.
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I thought about this too, but if they knew about it and covered it up, and a lawsuit came up in the future... 700m would be pocket change compared to a future lawsuit+recall+bad publicity.
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Your forgetting OEM's as well. Intel avoids the issue, dell see's a high failure rate, gets flack from end user/business users.

Many companies have refresh cycles and longer warranties on their machines.

Not to mention ethics, and the fact that if they continue manufacturing the chipset they would have a larger suit in the long run.
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Ok as most people on this forum already know Intel released a press conference claiming that the 6series chipset has a problem within the SATA 2 controller. Now my question is, well why would they bother announcing this? It's said that Intel is projecting to lose $700 million and this problem seem for many parts, negligible. The failure rate is only 5%-15% over 3 years in which many people will replace their computer with in the given time and if their device does fail the individual would just assume the device has passed on, it has ceased to be, gone to meet its maker, the device is an ex-device and replace it. Also not to mention the fact that many people (myself included) only use the SATA 3 ports. Now don't get me wrong it was every nice of Intel to announce the problem but it doesn't make sense for them to do so. If they're losing $700 million over an issue that is hardly noticeable why would they do this? I DON'T GET IT!
for ex: if some one physicist was using his new SB to creat formulas he could say that his hd crashed and he just lost some new type of math or what ever that would change the world. now he could sew intel for millions of $$ for the so call loss.
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Intel is fixing the problem because it's bad for their reputation and it's much less troublesome than facing Lawsuits
    
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I am glad you do not have any decision making powers over at Intel.
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for ex: if some one physicist was using his new SB to creat formulas he could say that his hd crashed and he just lost some new type of math or what ever that would change the world. now he could sew intel for millions of $$ for the so call loss.
No, he could not since Intel is not liable.... unless Intel knew of the issue beforehand.

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Ok as most people on this forum already know Intel released a press conference claiming that the 6series chipset has a problem within the SATA 2 controller. Now my question is, well why would they bother announcing this? It's said that Intel is projecting to lose $700 million and this problem seem for many parts, negligible. The failure rate is only 5%-15% over 3 years in which many people will replace their computer with in the given time and if their device does fail the individual would just assume the device has passed on, it has ceased to be, gone to meet its maker, the device is an ex-device and replace it. Also not to mention the fact that many people (myself included) only use the SATA 3 ports. Now don't get me wrong it was every nice of Intel to announce the problem but it doesn't make sense for them to do so. If they're losing $700 million over an issue that is hardly noticeable why would they do this? I DON'T GET IT!
Actually most computers will NOT be replaced in 3 years. Think about the millions of business computers... how often are they upgraded? Every 3-8 years?

$700M is nothing compared to the multiple billions in lawsuits and bad publicity.
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