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Nvidia issues Nforce 680i data loss fix

BIOS bodge
Mon Dec 18 2006, 22:04
SOMETIMES, IT TAKES just a bit of a nudge to get things really moving. Sometimes a particular hardware component may come with a bit of a curse. Nvidia for example, didn't have much luck with now ever-present S-ATA standard. The first nForce4-SLI chipsets on the market came with corruption of data on hard drives. And history repeated itself.

The NForce 680i is without a doubt, better and more complete chipset than the 975X or P965. However, the whole "better" argument took a pasting when users started to report data corruption on SATA drives. And even worse, on RAID arrays, regardless of the type (0, 1, and 5).

It all came crashing down when Kylie penned an editorial at HardOCP.

Nvidia reacted quickly (just like they did in nF4-SLI time) and the fix has just been released.

Joe Darwin and Jacob Freeman from eVGA are working around the clock to explain everything to users which might need help.

The fix is nothing more than a beta revision of the BIOS with new RAID logic inside. If you have an EVGA 680i motherboard and experiencing data corruption on SATA drives, you can download the BIOS using our complementary L'INQ.

However, if you do not experience any problems, wait for the official BIOS rev which is coming in next couple of days. µ

Support page with all the details


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