While its on their website, MSI doesn't tell you this on the retail packaging, until you break the seal on the static wrap and look at the motherboard. There, with a tiny labelplaced over the IDE connector to inform you "This IDE does not support OS installation in hard drive".
This made my out-of-box experience rather maddening, as I had to go get a USB based CD-ROM to install a fresh copy of XP.
This seems like a pretty lame way to save money, disabling functionality on an IDE port that's included. Some research shows me that other manufacturers are doing the same.
My question is; Does anybody know if this is an issue that can be fixed by upgrading the BIOS, or is this hard-wired?"