[QUOTE=civiccrazy;2166925]I can use a SATA or IDE. I have both connections available. Is either one of those better than the other?[/QUOTE]
Depends on your motherboard chipset - some play better with SATA than others.
So, knowing what chipset your mobo uses would be handy, then we can advise further.
The Optiarc (which I would also go for) comes in both PATA and SATA flavours