Friday, December 15th 2006
Hard|OCP has published an article that discusses NVIDIA's nForce 680i chipset. While this chipset is known to most as the best clocking Intel chipset on the market, some have grown to hate it because of frequent BSODs and errors.
To be succinct, some nForce 680i motherboards have SATA issues. Data seems to get corrupted for no reason causing BSODs and corrupted hard drive errors. Obviously there is a reason, but the problem to the end user may seem very sporadic. The problems are severe enough that they can render a new system build useless. Talking to NVIDIA about this, we came up with the answers to a few questions, but no solutions.Source: Hard|OCP
Yes, NVIDIA is aware of the 680i issue and has been able to recreate it in their test labs.
Yes, NVIDIA is working to fix this.
Yes, NVIDIA states it is not a hardware issue, but rather a driver issue so we are all hoping for a fix.