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How to set up RAID 0?

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I was wondering how to set up RAID 0 for my Hard Drives I have two 160GB WD SATA Hard Drive's. I have a ASUS Crosshair so I know I can I just am not 100% sure how to set it up. Im guessing Ill have to reinstall my OS to set up the RAID? Also will Vista work in RAID 0 probably a dumb question I just want to make sure though. Any and all advice would be seriously appriciated thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to help me.
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RAID works on Vista. It's so much easier because a floppy disk is not required.
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http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=830

First link in google my friend. Try a search here (OCN) as well. It isn't difficult, after 15mins of reading I set mine up while doing a reformat.
    
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This is the card that i bought. It is software raid card which means that it isn't the best, but it is MUCH cheaper that way. It has 2 SATA slots and uses PCI-E x1 (which your motherboard has).

1)You will need to download the drivers ahead of time an put them on a USB stick.
2)Install the RAID card with both HD plugged in.
3)When promped on-screen, go the the RAID bios.
4)Choose your RAID setup (in this case 0)
5)Select your main drive and your secondary drive(it doesn't matter)
6)Chose your stripe size. I use 64K (16K, 32K and 128K are good as well)
7)Restart and pop in your Vista DVD
8)When you get to the HD prompt (during vista install), insert USB stick and load drivers
9)Install Vista

At this point, it will function exactly like 1 HD (with better read/write speeds)

Note: I don't know if it is just my card, but don't update the drivers for the RAID card AFTER you install windows...it caused my computer to BSOD...the most up-to-date drivers at install will be fine!
2nd Note: Yours is onboard, so it might be SLIGHTLY different...general process would still be the same.
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