Originally Posted by s-x
In 3 year 5-15% would start to fail. (as in the performance would go down and may start corrupting data; not a complete fail) So even if someone checked their HDD/SSD speed every so often, it would most likely be considered an aging HDD/SSD and not a chipset failure. And I'm pretty sure most of the people here who have had a system for 3+ years dont regularly use it to benchmark let alone check storage speeds. Plus like I said earlier, they'd have to find out where the issue is coming from.. So odds are if Intel swept this under the floor, no one would've figured it out.
Even if they did, they could just pull an Nvidia (see laptop gpu's) and offer up replacements 3 years down the line for a cheaper cost. (which I doubt many people even know about or took advantage of...)
Sorry, you're still completely wrong on every level.
I'm not going to bother wasting my time with another lengthy response because it seems wasted on your ignorance, but here's the cliffnotes to what I would have written:
1. The majority of people use desktops for over 3 years and would find the common denominator between performance degredation and file corruption
2. The majority of businesses use desktops for over 3 years and would find the common denominator between performance degradation and file corruption
3. Due to the above two points, the issue would be figured out
4. After the issues were discovered, a lawsuit would be filed against Intel forcing them to disclose their discovery of the issue
5. This is different than the NVIDIA issue because NVIDIA didn't have knowledge of the problems; they found out about it based on a massive amount of product failures
6. Intel would have to pay a substantially higher amount for their knowledge of the issue and failure to honor their agreements with customers and/or manufacturers
7. Intel would lose a great deal of future business from lack of consumer trust, manufacturers pushing for better deals due to their inability to trust Intel, and companies considering AMD offerings because they lost money from downtime due to Intel's failure to handle the issue