SATA i think i upto 150mb per second write speed, which is 17MB/S faster then IDE!
Plus SATA is not much more expensive than PATA (IDE) anymore so you may as well go for it!
Finally SATA makes for a cleaner tidier Box which is always nice to have especially when trying to take heat away from an overclocked CPU ;-)!!
AMD 2500+, 512mb Mem, 160GB (2xSATA 80GB in RAID0 array), K7N2G-ILSR (using on-board graphics and sound (for the moment ;-) ))
How many windows \"errors\" can there be??!!!