well, i plugged the harddrives in loaded into windows formatted the both of them once with quick and then again with full
that ruled one of the drives being buggered.
i built the array form the SIL3114 raid chipset which is onboard, it seemed to work, last time i tried it was set to 64kb, i changed it to 16kb and it seemed to work, as the array was set up in the hardware wouldn't that be controlling the two devices and making it seem as one??
when i didn't load the 3rd party drivers the two drives showed up as two, when i did load them, they showed up as one being 149gb which is about right for 2 80gbs,
either way i'm up and running with them now
don't notice too much of a difference system is a little smoother though, i'm not finished building this machine yet, my ram is unmatched and generic crud, just waiting for the G.Skill 2gb dual channel kit to come