NVIDIA hotfix NV121906 – Update for SATA Disk Drives

NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI Motherboard "Designed by NVIDIA"

Motherboards affected:

  • EVGA nForce 680i SLI motherboard
  • BFG nForce 680i SLI motherboard
  • Biostar TF680i SLI Deluxe
  • ECS PN2-SLI2+

Please select the manufacturer of your motherboard below to download the appropriate update:

  • EVGA
  • BFG
  • Biostar
  • ECS

Some NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI "Designed by NVIDIA" motherboard customers have reported experiencing disconnect or write error issues with SATA disk drives. To address this, NVIDIA has released a BIOS update for the NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI "Designed by NVIDIA" motherboards that eliminates this bug.

NVIDIA strongly recommends that all customers upgrade their motherboards to this new BIOS, regardless of whether or not they have experienced this bug.

This upgrade will preserve all of your current computer settings, and will likely improve your system stability.

This update is related to SATA disk drives and system instability. System instability is observed in the following ways (not a complete list):

  • Random application shutdown
  • Corrupted boot drive
  • "Blue screen of death"
  • Corrupt data

This update will improve system stability and prevent future stability issues related to SATA disk drives on those systems requiring this hotfix.