Originally posted by PoisonPorkchop
yes im planning on doing raid but someone told me that you HAVE to have 3 hds for raid. 1 for os and 2 for the raid but i was hoping i could raid 0 the os using partitions.
if you were wondering what the hell my sig is im gonna upgrade to 2 processors when the dual core boards come out.
finally do i have to have a floppy or can i use a jumpdrive because i wasnt gonna put a floppy drive in.
You need only 2 drives to run a RAID configuration. Yes you can run your two HD's in RAID 0 for a large performance increase.
You would only create one partition to do this though. So when Windows setup loads up and it asks you where you want to install windows. It should have just one spot that will state your total space and it will say unpartioned next to it. Just push enter and it will install Windows on both your hard drives in RAID 0 using the full amount of available space.
Basically you need only one partition, do not create another unless you want another operating system or something.
Lastly, I am not familiar with your motherboard, it depends on that. Consult your motherboard manual and look for a section about setting up RAID. It should tell you how to install the drivers. In my case a floppy drive was required to install the RAID drivers. I had to copy the drivers from the motherboard driver CD to a floppy disk and then put in that floppy during installation for it to work. But floppys are cheap so I think you should get one anyway myself.