In January 2017 in the Intel Atom C2000 Series spec revision Intel published information about a flaw “System May Experience Inability to Boot or May Cease Operation”.
The official errata says the B0 stepping of C2xxx Atoms are vulnerable to failure, and these parts began shipping in 2013. The specific SKUs are: C2308, C2338, C2350, C2358, C2508, C2518, C2530, C2538, C2550, C2558, C2718, C2730, C2738, C2750, and C2758.
Lots of hardware vendors may be potentially affected by high rate of product failures after 18 months of use because of the faulty clock component. Some of the vendors, like Cisco, already announced replacement program for products under warranty or covered by any valid services contract where Synology decided to extend warranty for the 6 listed below products by 1 year. Other vendors still work on their course of action.
Official Intel Atom C2000 family spec – Link
Other articles about the flaw in the Intel Atom C2000 Series
February 3, 2017 – Ticking time-bomb fault will brick Cisco gear after 18 months
February 6, 2017 – Intel’s Atom C2000 chips are bricking products – and it’s not just Cisco hit
February 7, 2017 – Intel Atom chips have been dying for at least 18 months – only now is truth coming to light
February 7, 2017 – PSA: Intel Atom C2000 Chips Flaw Bricking Routers/NAS/Firewall devices that are powered by Linux, pfSense and FreeNAS
February 8, 2017 – An Intel Atom C2000 bug is killing products from multiple manufacturers
February 8, 2017 – Semi-Critical Intel Atom C2000 SoC Flaw Discovered, Hardware Fix Required
February 14, 2017 – Juniper facing fatal clock flaw that impacts Cisco routers, switches
February 15, 2017 – Intel’s Atom C2000 chip flaw spreads to Juniper
February 17, 2017 – HPE joins Cisco, Juniper with faulty clock technology problem
March 3, 2017 – Intel’s dying Atom chips strike again: Netgear recalls four ReadyNAS, Wi-Fi management lines