Intel Discovers Bug in Sand Bridge (6-Series) Chipsets
Intel disclosed its cougar point chipset sufferfrom an incurable design issue. It would potentially degrade the Serial ATA transfers overtime. AnandTech has gone to getting in touch with Intel to seek more information and the problem, as it turns out, a single transistor that is a prone to a higher current leakage than tolerable. It cannot only diminish the performance over the 3Gbps SATA ports, it can actually make everything fail together. There is more comforting news, in that pair of 6Gbps SATA ports are untroubled in the chipset by this ailment. So, the devices and users that never plug into the 3Gbps connections can just carry on as if it is nothing is ever happened. And for everybody else, a repair and replacement service is taking place now, with the Intel's budget for the dealing with this problem is said to be $700 million.