He can get the Maxtor Combo which includes 2 sata ports and 1 ATA 133 port on a single card.
Or wait until anybody on eBay puts up in auction the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 pci card with 2 IDE ports. I have that one because my motherboard only has 1 IDE port and I have many cdroms and IDE hard drives.
Or you can think on any other brand but I really dont know any other good than maxtor.
There are a few cases where a serial port is still needed, such as: connecting my TI-89 graphing calculator (there is probably a usb connector available, but why should I have to buy it when I have the serial connection), configuring my Cisco 678 dsl router, practicing assembler programming on my external Motorola board, or connecting a variety of older geek toys. Granted, many average users do not need a serial port; which is why I like Asus' move of removing the serial port from the back panel and providing a header with a serial card slot adapter. This way those that need a COM port get one while at the same time clearing up the back panel for other connections. But it really gets me that newer boards only have one PATA connection, I have 3 PATA hdds and two PATA DVD burners.