Yestarday Intel announced it has discovered a design flaw in the Intel 6 Series.
Intel claims that the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets may degrade over time, in a way it could impact the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD-drives.
The flawed chipset is currently used in PCs with Intel’s latest Second Generation Intel Core processors, code-named Sandy Bridge.
This has stopped shipment of the affected support chip from its factories.
According to Intel the design issue was corrected, and the manufacturing a new version of the support chip has begun.
The Sandy Bridge microprocessor is unaffected and no other products are affected by this issue.