I've built two computers before, however i have never set up a raid 0 array, i have been doing some research and it seems that i have to go into the bios and create the array, however, where i go after this is a mystery to me, will windows 7 automatically recognize the raid 0 array? Does it install the ICH10R drivers for the mobo raid controller, if not how and at what point do i install the drivers? please help me out here!
Load your RAID drivers on a bootable floppy or USB drive.
Go into the BIOS and enable RAID, and make your optical drive the 1st boot device.
Then you should see an option to access the RAID BIOS. Set up your array.
Save and exit
Insert your OS disc and restart
Start the format/install process. At the very beginning watch for the f6 prompt to install RAID or 3rd party drivers. Hit f6 to select your RAID drivers.
The RAID drivers will install, and then windows will continue installing on the array.