I have found that my 40 GB IDE drive is quickly becoming full. I have\nseen some deals on both IDE and serial ATA drives. I know my\nP4P800E-Deluxe motherboard will support serial ATA I but I read\nsomewhere that it is hard to set up with Windows XP. Is this true?\n\nI picked up a 250 GB Western Digital IDE drive today for 9 with \nis rebates from Circuit City but wondering if I should take it back\nand get a 250 GB Serial ATA drive. They have a 250 GB Serial ATA\ndrive for 9 but I saw outpost.com had it for 4 with in\nrebates (which unfortunately ended today but they sometimes start up\nagain in a day or two).\n\nIs the real world speed difference worth the extra money? I mean, am I\nlikely to see a difference in everyday tasks and not just benchmarks?\nI didn't think so when it cost 9 serial ATA vs IDE(with the\nrebates) but when I saw Outpost.com had the serial ATA drive for 4\nwith rebates, now I am not so sure. Plus if it is a hassle to set up,\nthen I may be better off staying with the IDE drive. Any thoughts?\n\nI tried to search for reviews of IDE vs Serial ATA but didn't find\nmuch and those I did were 3 years old. Thanks.