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    Sata raid

    Right, this week I'll be setting up two sata drives in raid. I'll be using raid 0 to set them up. The setup will go like this:

    160g sata for windows
    2*hds for storage

    Now is it possible to install windows and then setup the raid array (in windows), without using a floppy (I haven't got one). My sata drive is recognised automatically when I format and re-enter windows. On my old motherboard when I formatted I'd have to install sata drivers in windows for it to see my sata drive.

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    You can download the drivers that would normally go on a floppy and just point the OS towards them when it needs to load the array.

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    Yay. I thought it could be done. So when I go into windows it'll just ask me for them?

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    Yeah, setup the array via the RAID BIOS that your board will most likely have, then install the OS on your normal drive n then setup your data on the other array once your installed.
    Failing that theres always the option of "slipstreaming" the SATA drivers into an install CD.

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