I just finished a successful clean-install of windows 8 on my media machine (Asus X79WS, GeForce 570, OS on SSD, 4x1TB WD Black HDDs on the Intel Ports). I created a 4-disk raid0 in BIOS which shows up in Device Mgr. In looking thru Windows 8 to find where to initialize the HDs, I stumbled across something called "Storage Spaces" which appears to be a Windows version of RAID1.
Would using "Storage Spaces" allow the use of WD Black drives in a parity raid??
Is there any advantage in using "Storage Spaces" over using the BIOS RAID0??
I did a little digging on the internet and found that the performance of the WIndows 8 Storage Space is "beyond poor" so I'm going back to my original RAID0.