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as i look inside me eeepc i notice something different. this is the first one i have opened and the hard drive is in between the motherboard and another circuit board that the HDD is attached to and connected by a zif ribbob (or cable. whatever). what i cant figure out is why itwouldnt be one single component or what to call the other circuit board since its not technically part of the mainboard. anyone have any thoughts?

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or what to call the other circuit board since its not technically part of the mainboard. anyone have any thoughts?

I know that you can add cards to desktops via the PCI slot, to get e.g eSATA. Thats called a disk controller in that case.

Note: My lenovo laptop has a similar thing to yours i think? windows only seems to see the drive as IDE, but the drive itself is SATA. It oddly connects to a docky-thing inside with a ribbon cable coming out of that to the motherboatd. Wierd.

Anyway, it would make sense for the eeee to have a seperate controller as it would need to handle wear-levelling and stuff that you dont have to worry about so much with normal HDDs as opposed to the SSD the eee has.

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