and believe that I can go through the various menus and configure the RAID 0 setup fairly comfortably however once I get to the windows install screen I am completely baffled by the drivers option? Where exactly can I get the correct drivers from for my machine? Do the drivers relate to your hard drives or your computer? I have taken a look on the Dell website here
Any help would be really appreciated as you can probably tell I am fairly new to this and am reluctant to go head first into something if it will result in me messing up my computer. A step by step fools guide to setting this up would be really helpful to me.
I am at work right now, and all streaming video is blocked, so I cannot see the videos on the links you posted.The drivers you may need are the RAID divers for your SATA controller. The drives themselves need nothing, everything is handled by the SATA controller.
Win 7 should have the drivers, it should find the array, and install the drivers during install. Having to deal with 3rd party drivers for SATA controllers, and RAID setups kind went away after XP, Vista and Win 7 will contain the proper drivers for most configurations. As I said MOST. So, just try it and see. You may not have an issue at all. If you do, then we can deal with it when it arises.
There are a couple of things you need to do after you create the array.
Exit The RAID BIOS.
Go back into the regular BIOS, and now the array will show up as a drive in the regular BIOS. You usually have to set the RAID array as "storage" or "bootable" If you set it as "bootable" then it will appear in the list of boot options, and you must then be sure your boot order is correct.