I have a hardware RAID 0 consisting of 2 250 GB SATA drives. Since this is hardware RAID, I would logically expect any software to view the disk layout as one 500 GB physicial disk. This is how Windows displays it in it's partition manager. When I went to set up Linux, the individual drives are displayed (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb). I thought this was odd, but I figured it might be OK since I saw it in Fedora's, SuSE's, and Ubuntu's installers. Today, I read
which made me question whether it was correct or not. That post indicated that Linux recognized the RAID array as a single drive. After some searching, I found this 2-year-old hardware RAID HOWTO:
that indicated if you saw the individual disks, something was not configured correctly.
Does anyone who is familiar with hardware RAID configurations know how this should be displayed (single drive vs. individual drives)?