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MBP 2010 dual boot raid 0 OS X 10.7.4 and Windows 7/8?

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I've been looking into getting two 120GB Samsung 830 SSDs to run in raid 0. I have a Mid 2010 MBP 15" 2.66 i7. Now the OSX raid 0 is the easier part but I've read on macrumors that you cannot boot Windows from a raid that contains a SATA HDD set to ODD instead of slave or master in the EFI. Is this true? I've searched around but all I seem to be getting is Hackintosh discussion results and If it is true can the settings be changed?

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