Originally Posted by seeker
would a hardware SATA Raid PCI card solve this problem...without destroying my XP installation?
Maybe, but you'd have to add your array one drive at a time. Most RAID controllers "tag" each drive (in a boot sector) w/ some unique ID that says "this is an Adaptec RAID drive in RAID5", "this is an nVidia RAID drive in RAID1", etc. Your RAID array won't work as a RAID array until you tag it w/ your RAID controller and RAID controllers let you choose the block sizes for sectors.
You might get lucky and find a RAID controller that'll accept your RAID0 drives w/o formatting the drives for that controller...