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Re: [opensuse] Confused by hard drive naming/position /dev/sda vs hd0 etc,
  • From: C <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 09:51:28 +0100
  • Message-id: <e29967881003140051q6219208cl92674e46d916eafd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 06:30, David Haller <dnh@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
motherboard, and so far it's done me well... Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3.
It has loads of USB ports, SATA ports etc.  It's not a good board
though if you've got a newer nVidia card and still want to use the IDE
ports.. the IDE socket is in a terrible spot.. right under where the
vid card extends across the board.  You can't plug in the IDE ribbon
cable and the vid card at the same time.. the IDE connector is too
high and you can't seat the vid card.

What revision do you have? I have the same board, rev 2.0 it seems,
and there the IDE-Slot is "flat" pointing away from the board, thus
the IDE-Connector shows to the right (if you're looking at the board).

Looking at

http://www.gigabyte.de/FileList/Image/motherboard_productimage_ga-ma770-ud3_big.jpg

it depends on how "fat" the PEG card is at that spot. Anyway: on my
board, the green IDE-slot is rotated 90° "downwards", so the connector
and cable will leave parallel to the mobo / case "downwards" (in the
pic).

It the same motherboard layout as shown in the image you linked. I've
got this video card:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/07/geforce-gtx-280-07-03-08.jpg

and once it's plugged in, it covers almost all the way down to the
CMOS battery. The clearance over the IDE connector is almost zero. I
did experiment a little when I first set up the board, and there is no
way you can plug both a GTX card and a standard IDE connector... maybe
it's possible with some low profile connector on the ribbon cable...
it'd have to be a very low profile connector though :-P

If they've redesigned it and rotated the IDE connector 90 degrees...
that's a good thing :-)

C.
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