I accidentally deleted my post so I will type it agian, but more briefly.
I am looking for a SATA to IDE adapter because the cable connecting my SATA HDD (Western Digital 250GB ATA100) to my motherboard (Gigabyte MA770-UD3) is barring the way for my new Graphics card NVidia GTX 285 (currently I'm using the smaller sized ATI radeon X1900XT).
Is it advisable/safe to use an adapter? If so, which one should I buy?
If you need additional info, I will gladly give it to you.
Another alternative may be to use a SATA cable with a 90-degree (right angle) bend in the connector on one end. If you have a little space behind the drive, but not enough for a straight-out connector and cable, this might solve your problem.
Have you considered moving the drive to another mounting bay? Or maybe the problem is at the mobo end.
Oh, now I see. You HAVE an IDE drive and want to plug it into a SATA mobo port because the ribbon cable for it conflicts with the video card where the cable end plugs into the mobo's IDE port. Really? The mobo-end connector on the ribbon cable you showed only extends up from the IDE port connector about 4 to 5 mm. does the end of your video card come right down on top of the IDE port?
By the way, when you use a ribbon cable like that, you CAN bend the cable to a right angle quite close to the end connector if you need to, so it almost stands up from the mobo connector.