I have recently heard of the benefits of buying a SATA/SATA-II drive and have been considering it. My motherboard, currently an AsRock K8NF4G-SATA2 supports sata/sata-II, and asrock have kindly supplied me with the cables to get me started.
What i am wondering, is can i set up a SATA-II drive to act as the master, and have ordinary IDE HDDs as my slaves?
And also, can i then set the sata to boot Windows XP?
I am also wondering: do satas look and act the same way from within Windows XP?