Asus K8N-E Deluxe motherboard
3ware Escalada 8506-8port RAID card
These two are having conflicts when there are multiple arrays and one array has my operating system on it. If unplug all arrays except the one my OS is on, the computer boots up fine. If I plug in anymore than that 1 array, the motherboard cannot identify which array to boot off of so it cannot boot up. 3ware claims they have had problems with Asus on this issue before and also had issues with Tian (spelling?). Anyhow, 3ware diagnosis's the problem and then informs the motherboard manufacturers of the problem and how to fix it. This takes 3ware approximately one week to diagnose and then it is in the motherboard manufacturers hands from there. My concern is that Asus will take forever to come out with an update. 3ware couldn't tell me how long it typically takes the motherboard manufacturers to come out with a release.
So what I'm considering now is to just buy a new motherboard because I don't want to wait for Asus to come out with a release. I was curious if anybody out there happens to have an 8506 raid card with multiple arrays and runs their operating system off of one of them. If this is the case with anybody (which I'm doubting I'll find somebody), please respond with what motherboard you're using. Thanks.