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Need help in RAID Config in Vista


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Apr 6, 2007
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Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 @ 3.33GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte 965P-DS3 (Rev 3.3)
Cooling Cooler Master Gemin2 with 2 19db ultra silent fan
Memory Kingston 1 GB DDR2 667Mhz CL5 X4
Video Card(s) Asus EN7600GS TOP
Storage Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB and Maxtor DiamondMax21 160GB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster 205BW 20" Widescreen
Case Cooler Master Elite
Power Supply Cooler Master eXtreme Power 500W
Software Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
hey guys,

I have a Western Digital 160GB Caviar SE and Maxtor 160GB DiamondMax21. Both are running at SATA 2 interface. My motherboard is Gigabyte P965-DS3 which has a built in RAID controller. I understand very well that during windows XP setup, i can press F6 to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver before the installation of win xp starts. But now, i am going to install Vista home premium and i didn't notice any notification for me to install a 3rd party RAID driver when running the vista setup process. Does this means that vista has built in RAID driver? So i do not have to create a floppy disk to intall SATA and RAID driver? By the way, i planned to use RAID 0. Please help me out here. Looking forward for your replies.