As we reported a couple days ago, Intel had to halt shipments of their new 6 Series chipset that powers new “Sandy Bridge” systems. The stop sale was the result of a bug in the system’s 3Gbps SATA ports that would affect only 5% of systems.
Intel has now announced that laptop manufacturers can resume shipments of their Sandy Bridge laptops, so long as they agree not to utilize one of the effected ports. As we pointed out previously, laptops don’t have a need for as many SATA ports as a desktop and can likely get by without issue.
We have no word which manufacturers will or won’t be resuming shipments, but will keep you updated as we learn more.