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About SATA Connectors
Your motherboard features two SATA connectors supporting a total of two drives. SATA
refers to Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard interface for the
IDE hard drives which are currently used in most PCs. These connectors are well designed
and will only fit in one orientation. Locate the SATA connectors on the motherboard (see
page 21) and follow the illustration below to install the SATA hard drives.
Installing Serial ATA Hard Drives
To install the Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives, use the SATA cable that supports the Serial
ATA protocol. This SATA cable comes with an SATA power cable. You can connect either
end of the SATA cable to the SATA hard drive or the connector on the motherboard.
SATA cable
Refer to the illustration below for proper installation:
1
Attach either cable end to the connector on the motherboard.
2
Attach the other cable end to the SATA hard drive.
3
Attach the SATA power cable to the SATA hard drive and connect the other
end to the power supply.
This motherboard does not support the "Hot-Plug" function.
Installing the Motherboard
SATA power cable
(optional)
(optional)
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