Being that you know about RAID and things of this nature - making your own shouldn't be too bad.
Regardless which boot cd/flavor you go with - you do not need to mount any partition first.
First - get into your "live" Win-doze environment. Then, at this point you probably won't see your hard drive volume - that's expected.
Now, insert a thumb drive or map a network drive that contains a folder containing "Marvel xxxxxx" drivers that are for your hard drive controller. Note to self - the drivers you need AKA - Marvell.... blah - are not for your hard drives.
They are for your hard drive controller which is actually using what is known in the field as "fake RAID" or "software RAID" - requires slightly more overhead to provide RAID with a cheap hard drive controller.
Now, use dpinst or similar to install the hard drive controller drivers - Marvel blah or whatever. Also, depending on which boot cd you use, you could just use device manager, right click on unknown device - update driver.
However, you may see a ton of "unknown devices there" so which one? Good point.
dpinst is nice - and I believe still comes with Hirens - I personally use Winbuilder with the project called WinPESE7. It includes dpinst as well - it's a well known driver util for Win-dooooooze...
There is a driver section in there - I just enable all of the driver options - then, I go to "driver packs" and download all latest torrents for each driver pack category - you are then sure to most likely have the required drivers. (then again, I use mine for several different systems for friends and stuff - so I want a wealth of potential drivers, blah blah blah)
Again, not necessary to download the internet - you know which Marvel driver you need, so I would just use that one. But put it either on a folder local to your boot dvd somplace to be used after you are booted, or mount it after the fact (usb drive/network drive - etc)...
In the case that you have a more expensive hard disk controller - the same still applies - you need the driver for that. However, when you say "Marvel" - that tells me it's an integrated controller.
Hope this helps,
Edited by wolfegang, 30 March 2016 - 09:50 AM.