Am building a new computer for my gaming pleasure (mainly MMORPG) and I have been advised to go for Raid 0 as it will help a lot with constant loading from the HDD that is used in most MMORPG (vanguard EQ2 ...)
Material linked with that
mother board : Gigabyte EX38-DS4
HDD: seagate 7200.11 (320Go) x2
OS (not sure you need it but): windows vista 64 family premium)
After configuring the Raid 0 in the raid bios and the stripe size (I see 128KB everywhere do people have other recommandation regarding the strip size to use?)
I will have apparently need to create a sata raid /AHCI driver diskette, which bother me a bit as I didn't think about adding a floppy drive to the computer (or maybe I will be able to add this to a usb key or print a cd with it?) as this will be needed apparently when the installation of the OS will be made in this case windows vista 64 or they finally integrated it to the windows vista and I don't need to create this disk with sata controller?
Any information or advice will be welcome and thanks in advance for your help
Vista has built in RAID drivers. Most likely you will not need to manually add drivers to do the install. If Vista does have problems seeing your RAID during setup, then you can add the extracted drivers to a USB drive and manually add it that way using the "Load Drivers" option during vista setup. Again, this is only necessary if Vista can't see your RAID.