Looks like this model is already obsolete and it was introduced in May 2011.
I spoke w/ the manfacturer's sales dept. on Fri. 12/30/11 and that's what I was told.
Also, Gigabyte will no longer offer mobos w/ ide or fdd headers as they feel there is no need for them.
So there will be no on board support for these legacy devices.
If you want support for IDE devices you will need either a PCI card or
an SATA adapter IDE to SATA converter that connects to the 40 pin connector on the back of the HDD or DVD/CD device.
As far as floppy support you'll need an external USB floppy drive, for some strange reason no one offers an internal USB floppy drive.