The P5LD2 Deluxe motherboard manual provides instructions on how to configure various RAID arrays using the Intel Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility or the Silicon Image RAID Controller. Nowhere does it say that you have to install a RAID driver as part of the process.
1. Then why does the manual include the option of making an Intel ICH7 or a Silicon Image RAID Driver disk?
2. (Side question): Can someone confirm that if a P4 650 3.4GHz cpu is used, and a RAID driver was going to be made, the version to be made is the 64 bit RAID Driver, rather than the 32 bit RAID Driver?