I'm wondering if anyone has any experience using a SATA drive vs. a ATA-100 drive for encoding? Most encoding jobs are about 7.5GB and take a fair amount of compression...~50% for menu and extras and ~70% for main movie. I usually drop all language tracks and all subtitles to fit a single-layer DVD+R disc. Encoding in Shrink generally takes 22-24min. I installed an Adaptec SATA Connect expension card (http://tinyurl.com/6zb4w) last month to troubleshoot a SATA drive from another computer. Would it be of any benefit for me to add a SATA HD to my system for the sole purpose of speeding up encoding times in Shrink? My current setup: Pentium 4 @ 2.4GHz XP Pro SP2 Shrink v188.8.131.52 768MB PC-2700 RAM WD 80GB ATA-100, DMA Mode 5 Seagate 120GB ATA-100, DMA Mode 5 TIA!