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It's Official: my Sata II ports are now dead!

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Did I mention that my B2 mobo has not been detecting any devices plugged into the Sata II ports for the last week?

No big deal. I just moved both hard drives over to the Sata III ports. Question is whether or not I should wait and swap for a Z68 board when they're released or go ahead and swap now for another UD5. When are the new Z68 boards coming out anyway?

Also I noticed that Gigabyte is coming out with some P67X boards??? What's the deal?
Edited by cmeeks - 4/7/11 at 6:10pm
    
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RMA time. The old B2 boards have issues with their P67 chipsets. Get a new board (RMA) which wll give you a B3 board.
 
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You sure you didn't accidently disable them in bios?
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You sure you didn't accidently disable them in bios?
Positive! I haven't fiddled with the bios for a couple weeks. Not only that, but the ports stopped detecting devices while I was in the middle of doing work. I had just accessed a word document on the hard drive plugged into the sata II port. 5 or 10 minutes later, I went to access another file on the same hard drive and couldn't. The hard drive just disappeared along with my optical drive.

It's really not a big deal and I can get by just fine on the Sata III ports. I never need my optical drive and I moved the HDD over to the other Sata III port. I'm really just looking to see if anybody has any information on the upcoming Z68 boards as I would like to know if they're worth waiting for. Otherwise I will obviously swap for a UD5-B3.
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[QUOTE=cmeeks;13042877]Positive! I haven't fiddled with the bios for a couple weeks...QUOTE]

The Z68 Boards are planned for release in May 2011.... If you cant wait then might as well go for the B3 replacement.

The only two extra features you will find on the Z68 Boards are:
- Ability to use Embedded GPU and Overclock the GPU
- SSD Caching

The main one is ssd caching. Everyone uses a dedicated gpu so no big deal with it.
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First that I know of. I still can't believe it, actually. I've tried all the Sata II ports - it's definately a no-go. What's my reward?!

Despite the minimal to no advantage of the Z68 boards, I think I'll go ahead and wait till mid-May to at least see what comes out. Has anybody else heard rumors that the BCLK will be unlocked on Z68?
    
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