I'm apologizing now for the basic question. I'm planning on putting 3 SATA drives in computer. One for the OS and programs, the second for music files and MP3s., and the third for pictures and videos. I have read about RAID and since I am not looking to create backups or link the drives together to create a larger storage capacity, I don't think I need RAID. However, when I read my MB installation manual it makes it sound like I have to choose a RAID level when setting up my HDs. Do I need to install RAID, or can I just hook up my drives, install the SATA drivers to the OS and go? Thanks for the help!