Intel is announcing that there is a problem requiring a “silicon fix” in the new Intel 6 Series chipset and a recall is in the future.  The SATA controller is what is affected. Intel is indicating that the ports can “degrade over time” which then leads to poor i/o performance in DVDs and Hard Drives.

Those with a Sandy Bridge Core i5 or Core i7 may receive a recall notice.  The flaw is going to cost Intel approximately $700 million in revue.  All shipments have been stopped and a fix has been set in place for new deliveries.

An Intel customer representative indicated that the recall affects “some desktop boards based on the Intel P67 chipset,” that the H67 chipset boards appear to not be affected, but the company does not have a comprehensive list yet.