How to install XP on new pc using SATA & RAID (matrix)? XP first?

By Ron90069
Jun 28, 2005
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  1. I've built a new box - ASUS P5WD2 - and have two WD SATA 160's I want to run in RAID matrix mode (supported by the m/b chipset).

    Do I install XP Pro onto one of them in NON-RAID mode first, or can/do I (with floppy drivers) install XP onto the array itself?

    If I install onto one SATA drive in non-RAID mode, will it "automatically" convert the OS to be striped later?

    And, since I want to run in matrix mode (2 partitions on each of the 2 drives), how/when do I specify the sizes?

    Thank you for any help you can offer!
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    You can install XP on the array itself if you have the driver floppy.
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