Quick question about this board and/or its 3210 chipset, I was digging around and came across a review from a user who stated when a 3rd party raid controller was installed he could not access the onboard sata channels. I was wondering if the community could help me verify this problem as im close to building an openfiler storage array using a 3ware 9650se 24m8 raid controller card and I need the onboard sata to run the os and rom drives. I only ask because in the past i have run into limitations like this, running out of resources for controller bios's upon bootup and want to make sure the same problem is going to hit me.
As long as the card is on the tested list, you should be okay.
I checked the TPS and didn't see anything about onboard ports being disabled