Yea, I had some servers here before, which were SATA with some stupid Hybrid controller.
This time I've made sure that I've picked a good hardware controller.
So it should be fine, I'm planning on using it for a semi production server, should I stick with the 2.4 kernel if it supports it, or boot and use the newer 2.6?
The only thing I'm not hugely knowing about is keeping the Kernel up to date, how do you do this with Debian if the server is offsite??
I know BSD you can do things like that remotely, not sure with Debian though, Ubuntu used to just update the kernel when you used apt-get normally.
I'm more comfortable with Linux and some of the programs I know work on Linux easier, but I'm still tossing up whether to use FreeBSD or Debian.