I have tried several Asus mobos with the hitachi and not had any luck at all. Some of these bords, old, 1st gen SATA and soem new NEW. No luck at all.
I went ahead and ordered Vantec SATA PCI Host Card Int/Ext SATA Ports only cause the VIA sata controler I could not find a place that would ship to Canada.
I should get this card Monday and test it out to see how I get along.