A picture would work... what model is it?
Thats a good choice on a drive. It's IDE so you wouldnt need to have SATA. Unless you happen to get that really fast drive, you probably won't notice any huge difference between IDE and SATA if you get a normal drive. The advantage with SATA is most, if not all, SATA controllers have the RAID feature, but thats another story.
You're the guy from that hamburger train, right?