I recently purchased a Dell Precision 690 Work Station. Here are the specs:
2 Xeon quad core CPUs running at 2.66 Mhz.
8gb of RAM, two sticks of 4 gig.
4 1TB HDDs, 7200 rpm.
Dell RAID controller card.
It came with Oracle Linux installed as the OS. I purchased Windows 7 Pro (DVD) and have the new COA to go with it.
Do I need to initialize the hard drives prior to the install?
Will I need to specify which RAID configuration I want to use during the install?
If I add a SSD (it will accept a fifth drive) later, will I be able to put the OS on the SSD?