^^ I feel your pain, setting up win2k3 servers at work and not being able to laod OS directly to the RAID drives, lack of a working floppy
What I do is completely go around that by installing the OS on the one drive, then having it mirrored onto the next drive, but I bet you cant do that with striping (I wouldnt know, I have never used RAID 0 or RAID 0+1, only RAID 1)
Bst of luck to you in your driver-involved endeavors. THe reason I didnt spend more than 200$ on HDDs for my sig rig is because of the same crap you are goign through, the NF4 being **** for RAID speed, and then the SI being **** when overclocking... its quite an uphill battle between those 2.
Im glad I subscribed here, excellent thread ^.^b