Hi all,

First post hence please be kind as I haven't build a PC for long time.

Here are my new PC spec:
Shuttle SX48P2 Deluxe
Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9770 3.2Ghz CPU
4GB kit (2GBx2), Ballistix Tracer 240-pin DIMM (with LEDs), DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module (CT865233)
2 x Samsung EcoGreen F2 1.5TB Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache
Pioneer 20x Int. DVDRW Black Bare SATA (DVR-216DBK)
Novatech ATI HD4670 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI PCI-Express
Samsung SM2433BW 24-inch Widescreen TFT Monitor

1. When I RAIDed 2 HDDs, the system won't boot to optical drive?
2. If in non-RAID environment i.e. just 2 HDDs by itself, the system will boot to optical drive and complete XP installations without any issue. But it will stop half way during Vista x64 OS installations. Any idea?

What I would like to do is just create 2 HDDs RAID 1 and use this SATA optical drive to install Vista x64 OS in it. How come I can't do it?

Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks.