I'm in the process of building a NAS system - It has 8 1TB drives, which I am currently building as a RAID 5 array. It's using a 3ware hardware raid controller.
I've also installed a single 250gb drive into the top of the unit (there is an additional drive bay here) My intention is to use this drive for the OS / boot drive.
How do I go about setting this up? By that, I mean, do i have to set some jumper on the drive / set a setting in the bios, to boot from my single drive, rather than my RAID array? I've plugged the SATA cable from the drive into the mainboard - SATA 0 (i think, at least)
Also, how should I format my RAID array, once it's finished formatting? Should I be using GPT - I will install Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard as the OS on the above mentioned 250gb drive