Hi, I have two Western Digital 1TB hard drives and wanted to set them up in raid 0. I set up 2TB raid 0 in the bios of my ASUS M4A78T-E motherboard. So I tried to install XP on it and is said that it couldn't detect the hard drives. I did some searching and found that I need the drivers off of my motherboard cd on either an XP cd or a Floppy.
Thus, here's my problem. I have no floppy drives. And I'm on a Mac right now, so is there any way I can add the drivers to the XP cd through mac? And I also read that a usb drive is considered as a floppy so technically I can put the drivers on the usb and boot from the usb? I did not try this yet because I don't think the pc will allow me to search for drivers.
No, the only easy way to avoid misalignment and use XP, is to boot with a Vista/Win7 disc and delete all partitions, then create a new one (NTFS) and quickformat, after this simply reset the system and install XP to the created partition.
By letting Vista/Windows 7 create the partition, it will create it starting at 1024KiB of your disc, while XP would start at 31.5KiB of your disc. XP would cause a misalignment issue which limits the performance benefit of RAID0 on Windows. That's also why i suggested Vista/W7 instead of XP but you can avoid the issue on XP with the method above.