I finally have every component for my first build except a DVD/CD burner. My question is, should I get a SATA or IDE drive? It seems from what I've read that SATA optical drives are only slightly faster, but less reliable than IDE, and that you can't boot to a SATA CD drive. Will I be able to install Windows XP from a SATA drive? I'm obviously confused about this matter and would appreciate your thoughts.
Mobo is a Gigabyte EP35-DS3P. I'll also be running 2 x WD SATA HDD's.
I have heard of people having problems using a SATA optical drive if they have a RAID array of SATA hard drives? Any truth to that? I was considering going with a PATA optical drive for my build to avoid any such issues, but I would prefer SATA if it will work. Hope this is still on topic, don't mean to hijack.