From the look of that,your initial probs were caused by failure of the SATA driver,if you used Maxblast to format the hdd's then chances are thats where the next prob comes from.I have SATA hdd's,they are forever crashing XP,especially since I used Maxblast to format hdd.I eventually got a stable install by ...
a)create a small partition to load OS into.
b)format hdd's using XP cd.
c)d/l latest SATA driver from Silicon Image site
I "found" that Maxblast creates the wrong "cluster" size(although it reckons its Default size)and XP couldn't use hdd(said it was damaged/corrupted)Niether could XP format hdd afterwards.I had to use Maxblast to reformat hdd,then PM/XP to format again,although PM formatted hdd only survived at best three days before refusal to reboot,whereas Maxblast format only lasted at best 3 hours! before XP refused to reboot.
I use mine in "striped" cfg,when I finally get all my vid files sorted,I was going to try "mirrored" RAID.