Don't bother installing XP on SATA unless my XP CD is "XP SP2" or "XP SP3". While it should have been fine I can't help but share the disasters that I ran into with less than a XP SP2 install CD.

I also might "get by" without the SATA drivers if the BIOS has some "IDE EMULATION", AHCI or other setting like that.

Good luck,