Yup, which is why SATA is pretty crap at the moment.
You get all the compatibility problems of old SCSI with all the slowness and unreliability of IDE.
It was supposed to be backwards-compatible with normal IDE, but this is bunk since you need a driver for the drive. It's no better than SCSI in that regard
They may as well have made Firewire/USB2 the new interface...
The ONLY thing I like about SATA are the interface and power lines. They are things of beauty...!