BruceH49 wrote:Intel Couger Point Chip Set issue:
According to the Intel bulletin, this issue only applies to SATA ports 2 through 5. They state it does not apply to ports 0 and 1.
"......under normal operation the chipset could experience an issue with integrated SATA ports 2–5 that may result in these SATA ports experiencing a functional issue over time. Systems with only integrated SATA ports 0 and 1 enabled are not susceptible to this issue."
Here is a link to the Intel Bulletin.
Here is my thinking on this issue as it relates to laptops .........
Laptops geneally come with only two SATA devices, a hard drive and a DVD type reader/writer. These are normally connected to SATA ports 0 and 1. There is nothing connected to SATA ports 2 through 5. If this is the case, then it does not matter what version of the chipset is in the laptop because the machine is not impacted by the issue.
I would think this is more of a concern with desktop machines that are likely to have more that two SATA devices. I suspect most laptop motherboards do not even have connectors for the additional ports. Even if it did, there is no room in the case to mount additional devices and there are no external plugs or access holes to make any connections.
Bring up the Windows Computer Management program. (Right click on MY Computer in the Start Menu, then click on "Manage" from the displayed menu.) Click on Disk Management shown on the left side of the displayed window. The bottom half shows a bar type graft of your physical devices. Right click on the physical device name (Disk 0), not the partition, then click on Properties shown in the popup menu. The Properties box shows a location. Check if the hard drive is 0 and the dvd drive is 1.
Someone please correct me if this is wrong, but I believe the location numbers are the SATA port numbers.
If your SATA devices are shown to be connected to location/ports 0 and 1, and there are no other devices connected to ports 2 through 5, then the laptop is not impacted by the Intel chipset issue.
Please let me know if my understanding of any of this is incorrect.
Samsung laptop: RC512-S01US,
By checking device manager, I found mine is in the recall
(Using devmgmt.msc command, it shows
Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 series Chipset Family, PCI Express Root Port 5 - 1C18
Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 series Chipset Family, PCI Express Root Port 1 - 1C10
Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 series Chipset Family, PCI Express Root Port 4 - 1C16
Intel (R) HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Interface Controller - 1C49
Or using command in cmd window "wmic idecontroller get deviceid", I am getting the problem version of "REV_04"
Specification: Intel(R) COre(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz
Family: 6 Model: A Stepping: 7
Ext. Family: 6 Model: 2A Revision: D2
Instruction: MMX, SSE (1,2,3,3S,4.1,4.2), EM64T, VT-x, AVX
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
Model: RC512 07VQ
Chipset: Intel Sand Bridge Rev.: 09
Southbrideg: Intel HM65 Rev.: B2
Brand: American Megatrends Inc.
Using F2 during booting to access bios
SATA Port 1 Hitachi HTS547575A9E384
SATA Port 2 TSSTcorp DWDWBD TS-LB23D
Using GIGABYTE 6 Series SATA Check
SATA3 Port0: Device Connected
SATA Port1: No Device
Just found out that copying 168M from BluRay drive to HDD takes more than 40 min. => I Canceled
Other old PC takes only less than 5 min
Since this could be duplicated post, I might post more as in
BTW, does anybody ask Woot for refund?