I want to do this right so here is my question. I am installing a new motherboard. My current set up is 3 OCZ Vertex in RAID 0. I want to do a fresh install of Windows 7 x64 exactly the same on the new motherboard. What do I need to do to the array? Just delete it and re-add? Should I use diskpart and clean each disk first? There are so many ways to go about this I just want the most reliable solution. Please be as detailed as possible and thanks to anyone who can offer assistance.
You're going to want to wipe each disk before you reinstall; parted magic works well for that. Here's a link to a thread that I opened with some more details. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277967-32-help-explai...
I should note that I couldn't get gparted to work but parted magic worked just fine.
After you wipe the drives they'll be just like they were when you first bought them.
Once you wipe the drives then do whatever you'd normally do to create a RAID0 on the new motherboard and then partition the drive with the Windows 7 installer.
I don't know what motherboard you're using but if it supports RAID then your manual will tell you how to create a RAID0. That will make Windows 7 see the RAID0 as a single volume and when you go to install Windows 7 you create a new partition on that volume and install.
I don't know what diskpart is, but a quick google search makes it seem like an old command line utility that you really don't need.