Spotted this one from Gigabyte as well http://www.gigabyte.us/press-center/news-page.aspx?nid=-865
City of Industry, California, February 03, 2011 –GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY
Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and
other computing hardware solutions, 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
motherboards, GIGABYTE hascreated 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. It also recommends that you change
your SATA devices to the white SATA 3.0 ports. The utility is a simple
program that will work on any 6 series chipset based motherboard, and
has 3 possible scenarios that offer different advice for users to
configure their SATA devices. Please copy this utility to P67/H67
system’s Windows desktop and unzip, double click the “67sfck.exe” file.
The 1st scenario is where there are no devices connected to
the affected Intel PCH SATA 2.0 ports, and the utility will let you know
that your “SATA configuration (is) OK”.
we know Dave explained this in this weeks Two and a Half Geeks Webcast but for those that need or want a utility to verify their Sata config and options.
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looking forward to gigabyte's things, but as of now... the i7 sandy bridges r messing up p67 motherboards, so i guess i will wait before i try to buy another computer
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