Summary: Same problem as others noted with Intel SATA on RAID mirror. Had to pay Best-Buy to debug it for me, and they just said that the Intel SATA was no good and to use the promise controller. After that it worked OK for a long time. I still had to replace a cable once.
Summary: We have at least eight of the P4G800-E between my office and my home, and have not seen any USB issues except for one NT machine with bad plug and play (a SW issue). This has become our Std ASUS board for servers and for heavy developer use and I love it. Get the "e" option with built in gigi-bit lans and save a bit more. The first few of these we bought I had plug in lan cards with large buffers, but this proved to be a waste of $, the built in is quite fast.
Summary: Buyer beware! This motherboard has a chronic and notorious problem with USB ports dying off. We bought one and all the ports went dead one day when plugging in a new USB device. The regular user wanted it replaced, which we did. We then discovered that several other users had the same problem with very sensitive USB ports, causing the ports to die. However, since the new board was a later "Revision", we hoped that the problem had been solved by ASUS. It hasn't been.
Summary: I always find some issue w/ every m/b I own. This one had a problem w/ the Intel SATA. I have a Maxtor 300GB SATA drive and when connected to the onboard Intel SATA controller in IDE (non-RAID) mode would kick up connection errors (replace cable) in WinXP during heavy loads (eg. large file copy or Virus scanning each night) and sometimes the drive would become inaccessable (XP disabled drive due to excessive errors).
Summary: I spent a couple of weeks building a computer based on this board. When it came time to use it, all USBs on the board blew the first time I plugged in my MP3 player. It's clear from the web that many other people have had the same experience. I'm livid. I wouldn't advise touching this board with a bargepole.
A good motherboard but be wary of a potential reliability problem
3 August 2009
Excerpt: This motherboard served me well during its time in use but unfortunately this period was only a year and a half! The board was taken back under warranty and a replacement given of a different model due to this being discontinued. I am unsure whether there was a problem with this range from Asus or whether I just received one with a manufacturing fault. It turned out it was a capacitor that had mysteriously broken itself!
Excerpt: Mein PC lief seit dessen Kauf (ich glaube es war im Juli 2004) bis zum August 2008 mit folgender Ausstattung ohne Probleme. Ich habe diesen PC niemals zum Spielen sondern ausschliesslich zum Arbeiten benutzt. Etwa eine Woche vor meiner Abreise nach Canada habe ich dann noch so einiges an Daten auf externe Festplatten gesichert und auch mehrere MP3-Player für den langen Flug mit MP3-Dateien bestückt.
Pros: Gutes Board mit reichlicher Ausstattung
Cons: Verwendet DDR - Ram, was Upgrades erheblich teurer machen
Excerpt: Also der letzte Bericht wurde meiner Meinung nach vor Inbetriebnahme dieses Mainboards angelegt... Ich hab es mir im September 2004 angeschafft, und nach 3 Tagen umgetauscht, denn die onBoard Netzwerkkarte hat garnicht funktioniert. Das 2. hab ich nach 3 Wochen umgetauscht als ich feststellen musste, dass die USB Anschlüsse auf dem Board für die Front defekt waren. Als ich nun das 3.