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Hey everyone, I'm about to set my first RAID setup and I have on easy question. I've got my RAID array created properly, Windows Vista setup detects it, now I am going to load the RAID drivers ("F6 drivers") directly in the Windows setup. Now my question is, after installing Windows, should I install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager?
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The storage manager gives you better control over your raid devices. I am pretty sure it also allows you to setup failover and such as well as email notification on failures (stuff like that).
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So basically it's the software that would tell me if my RAID array is failing and such right?
Not required but mandatory I guess lol, thanks for the help!
    
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Intel Matrix Storage Manager will enable write back cache on your raid. It will help the raid perform better.
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Also my instruction manual recommends a 256kb stripe, I would personally go with a 128kb, any advice on that?
    
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Am using 128kb myself and it's running pretty good so far.
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Hey I'm having a new problem, Windows setup refuses to load the iaStor.inf (RAID driver), I've tried the manufacturer's one and newer ones from Intel but to no avail... Should I just go ahead and install Vista without loading the driver first and then installing the Intel Matrix Storage Manager?
    
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