I built this machine about two months back. It works great. Motherboard is a P7P55D Pro.
I noticed my primary SATA hard drive was running out of space the other day and fumbled around, finding an old IDE hard drive.
On the motherboard is a primary EIDE slot which is where I'm supposed to plug the hard drive in, however, this is where problems begin.
There is not enough space for the connector to be plugged into the mobo. Straight up. The chipset heatsync sticks out and only leaves a couple of centimeters of space which is conveniently not enough for the connector.... any ideas? Pictures of a generic p7p55d pro
mobo below. Not mine.http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/imageview.php?image=19079http://www.techie.com.ph/images/articles/news/2009/09/asus_p55/asus_p7p55d_main2.jpg
The EIDE slot is right by the tip of the heatsink, adjacent to the power input to the mobo.