Originally Posted by lhuser
I agree there. Maybe it will be a little faster, but not dramatical. I think it still would be great for space saving, but speedwise, a little faster, cache and seek speaking.
And, to add to Chris's three advantages, in most cases, SATA is hot swappable. It even goes to eSATA.
Originally Posted by Rudster816
you can unplug a SATA drive while the computer is on?
Yeah, I do this all the time (And you can hotplug power, but its not advised, sometimes it can freak out the PSU and your computer reboots).
Also, it's possible to hotswap IDE (Not supposed to, can cause problems), and you need to disable the controller before doing it, which will kick off any other IDE drives.