|Right, I've bought a new hard-drive as I have a mere 3 gigabytes left of free space on my current one. I would like to run them side-by-side, but my motherboard, an MSI DKA790GX, does not (physically) allow it. For some reason, they've placed the ports like this:|
As I am using that motherboard in combination with a GTX275, I only have one place to put a new hard-drive. Due to the rather stupid positioning of the ports, this means that to fit a standard wire into that space is physically impossible (and I am not exaggerating that fact).
I would rather not have to buy a whole new motherboard just because I want to add another hard-drive, especially as doing so would mean complete disassembly and then reassembly, and with my Zalman cooler fan, that would be a nuisance, to say the least.
Is there any way I can work around this problem? Also, if I have two hard-drives right next to each other, will this cause heat or airflow issues?
P.S. this rather serious design fault has put me off all MSI products. Who knows what annoying "innovations" they might come up with next.