I'm installing Win7 64 on a single system drive but I plan to add a 3rd party RAID controller and drives for data storage. Do I need to hook up the card and storage drives and install the drivers on the initial install of Windows or can I simply install the OS on the main system drive and add the RAID at a later point?
if you're boot drive is not running off of the raid card, then everything can be added at a later time. if you are attaching the boot drive to the raid card then you should have a driver disk at initial boot up (if windows 7 doesn't pick up the card). Either way, you should be able to add the RAID array at a later time.