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The whole thing will be RAID0.The partition where you install the OS will be C:, the others will follow, I have C: & E: because the optical drive takes D:. I'm guessing the 120GB slice is for the OS and apps, just make sure you install vista to this partition.

Maximum performance is a tricky one, especially as with two partitions as you can have a different stripe size on each. 64Kb stripe is most commonly said to be the best all rounder, 128Kb stripe favours larger files (games,media, ect). You might consider a 128Kb stripe for the large slice if its data and a smaller stripe for the small slice with the OS. I use 32 & 128 but I have vista in a 36GB partition on its own.
Thanks for your help... I will be installing everything soon..
    
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1. 128k stripe. Larger is better for real world performance, usually.
2. Its not a good idea to partition a RAID.
I usually find smaller sizes better for loading Windows and most other files, and larger sizes better for loading certain games.

TBH I prefer smaller sizes for games/windows partition, and big sizes for storage.
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