So far from my reading, I understand raid 1 to be a motherboard function. I would go into my motherboard bios and setup two physical harddrives to function together in RAID 1. Everything on the operating system level would recognize it as one harddrive. So if I'm installing windows, I would just choose the drive that I know is my RAID 1 drive. Is this thinking correct? Also, I will be quadroople booting windows, ubuntu, os x, and another windows. Will that be a problem?