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This is no big news that Intel's latest chipset P67 has a SATA bug. But now you can find out if your motherboard is affected by it. The following article shows how to find out if yours must be changed. http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-find-out-if-you-have-a-Intel-P67-SATA-bug-motherboard
Great list of free software. I would also add Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition, this is the only link I could find. It's as good as the paid version, that's why they removed the product page from paragon.com
I've used for some time now Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (it has everything that you need, ever restoring from external drive like an USB stick or HDD). It's great and it's free. I couldn't find the link from Paragon so I put the only link that I found.