Asus u3s6 card in asus m4a88td-v evo/usb3 board

Anyone know how I can use the u3s6 pci-e card with my board? I have two ocz vertex 2e 60gb set up in a raid 0 on my sb850 controller but when I insert the u3s6 the raid cannot be booted. Anyone know how I can get round this. I have 2 other sata disks in my rig which I want the u3s6 for. My bluray roms are plugged into the motherboard on sata 5 and 6 (set as IDE) and my ssds are on 1 and 2.

Anyone able to help?
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  1. Do you get any specific error message? Have you tried changing some boot order optiosn in the BIOS?
  2. The only error message was that win 7 partition could not be found. I think it's the card takes boot priority over the raid but the raid doesn't appear in the bios at all with the card inserted. I get no sb850 screen (press ctrl f etc) at boot either with the card in.
  3. I have the same problem too, it says no boot drive visible when the card is in. Boot order is Raid SATA Drives DVD/CD External
  4. It seems Asus U3S6 is not compatible with the rest of onboard Sata Controllers if this ones are set to RAID mode. Are you receiving the message during post 'No enough space to load PCI option ROM' ?
    Unfortunatelly, there is no option to enter the ROM BIOS of U3S6 to manage some options that can avoid this trouble (for example Boot oprtions that would be disabled, disable BBS support, etc,), in this scenario we've some options.
    .- Don't set your SB850 SATA Controller as RAID, then you will be able to use it together with Asus U3S6.
    .- Try to disable/enable some options in your mobo BIOS in the way to disable Addon ROM BIOS to be loaded.
    Asus U3S6 is a cheap controller card but perhaps it only works in some conditions (NO RAID PRESENTS) also it's just AHCI SATA Controller NOT RAID CONFIGURABLE.

    I have tried the Asus U3S6 with some ASUS mobo's like an ancient A8N32-SLI Deluxe, an adult M3N-HT Deluxe/HDMI and at youngest M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, and it always works in same conditions, not RAID options enabled for onboard SATA controllers.

    Remember there is a list of compatible motherboards wich Asus U3S6 theoretically works fine, initially:
    Maximus III Formula
    P7P55D Deluxe
    P7P55D EVO
    P7P55D PRO
    P7P55D LE
    P7P55 LX
    P7P55 WS Supercomputer
    P6T Deluxe
    P6T Deluxe V2
    P6T WS Professional
    P6T6 WS Revolution
    P6T7 WS SuperComputer
    P6TD Deluxe
    P6T SE
    Rampage II Extreme
    Rampage II GENE
    M4A79T Deluxe
    M4A785TD-V EVO
    M4A77TD PRO
    M4A79T Deluxe/U3S6
    M4A77TD PRO/U3S6
    M4A785TD-V EVO/U3S6

    I hope this information will be useful for the comunity.
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