GIGABYTE Releases 6 Series SATA Check Utility to Help Optimize Performance of P67 & H67 Motherboard

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rrplay Posted: Fri, Feb 4 2011 4:08 PM



Spotted this one from Gigabyte as well

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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Papapak replied on Tue, Feb 8 2011 11:40 PM

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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