Re: sata drive installation
Hef is right, and if you want the SATA speeds you'll have to install a 3rd part driver for the motherboard in order for XP to see / use the SATA drives. This will have to be done while installing the operating system. If you've already installed the OS you won't be able to install this driver and you won't be taking advantage of the SATA speeds.
If you don't care about all that your motherboard can probably emulate the IDE environment and will see the hard drives just fine.
If you want to install the driver you'll have to first go into your BIOS and enable ACHP and enable SATA, then install the OS. Press F3 to install a third party driver, at that moment put a floppy disk into the computer that has the needed drivers (found on your motherboards manf website) and install them.