Re: A question about raid 0
You need a floppy for most SATA controllers. Regardless of the way you use it (RAID or non-RAID). Some SATA controllers may work with drivers that are included in XP SP2. Vista probably supports more of them by default.
My motherboard, Asus P5W DH Deluxe, has an EZ-RAID feature. Two SATA ports which are RAID1 by default, and can be configured to RAID0 by changing a jumper on the motherboard. I believe XP SP2 detects these disk(s) without the need for a floppy, but I am not very sure. Maybe I'll see tonight.
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