This is a follow-up to a previous post about adding a 300GB or so internal\nHD to my 2002 700XL (Win XP Home/SP2). As I've researched drives, I've\nbecome more aware of the SATA option, promising greater speed. I see that\nthere are or so PCI cards that would enable me to connect an internal\nSATA drive, and the drives themselves are about the same price (I'm looking\nat Western Digital 320GB primarily, for around to ), so it wouldn't\nbe an expensive option. Questions:\n\n1. Will my system see any real performance difference in the SATA vs EIDE\nhard drives, or will motherboard/BIOS limitations prevent this?\n\n2. Would I be able to make the new SATA drive, connected via a SATA PCI\nController Card, the primary, bootable drive, in the hopes of decreasing\nboot-time?\n\n3. Which SATA/PCI card brands are best, or are they all pretty much the\nsame?\n\nAny other thoughts/considerations appreciated.