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I'm using an Asus A8N-SLI premium in a unRAID setup.

My issue is concerning the boot order for the USB thumb drive which is considered a hard drive in the BIOS. When I have 8 mechanical drives hooked up,
4 using the NV controller and 4 using the Silicon controller, to the motherboard. I can not boot the thumb drive. It is not even listed. All I see is the 8 Hard Drives and the bootable PCI cards

When I pull one of the mechanical HD's off of the onboard controllers then it will show the thumb drive in the bios.

Is this normal?
Is there a way around this problem?

I was really counting on using all of these ports on the onboard controllers, and I know this was a very popular motherboard during its hay day. I'm hoping some one has the answer.

The BIOS Ver. is 1303
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Can you set the boot order in the bios so the first device is (removable dev), generally if all ports are filled this can get tricky, however it should prioritise hard drives.

When you tap F8 on startup do you get the selection of the USB stick?
    
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