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My Lexa S case came with a serial ata cable and I'm wondering where on my motherboard it can possibly connect. Is it alright to simply connect it to my ASUS motherboard's SATA2 3gb/s or SATA3 6gb/s connectors?
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what are you going to be connecting with the sata cable?
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Originally Posted by PCUser;12860774 
My Lexa S case came with a serial ata cable and I'm wondering where on my motherboard it can possibly connect. Is it alright to simply connect it to my ASUS motherboard's SATA2 3gb/s or SATA3 6gb/s connectors?

Is the SATA cable connected from inside the case?

Do you have a SATA cable coming from inside the case?
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post #4 of 9
That cable is for your front panel E-sata port, just plug into one of your motherboards sata ports.
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Well it's not so much a cable as it is a connector because it is attached to the front of my case. But I'm not so sure as to what it's for...
I have two USB ports and a E-SATA port on the front of my case. Does the Sata connector then connect to the E-SATA while the one USB connector connects to both USB ports?
And I'm just thinking of connecting it to the SATA 3gb/s but I'm not so sure if that is supposed to be the way it's meant to be connected =/
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any one of my motherboard's sata ports? cause there are the 3gb/s and the 6gb/s versions =/
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Originally Posted by PCUser;12860925 
Well it's not so much a cable as it is a connector because it is attached to the front of my case. But I'm not so sure as to what it's for...
I have two USB ports and a E-SATA port on the front of my case. Does the Sata connector then connect to the E-SATA while the one USB connector connects to both USB ports?
And I'm just thinking of connecting it to the SATA 3gb/s but I'm not so sure if that is supposed to be the way it's meant to be connected =/

Yep for the USB.

and

Just connect the sata cable to one of the 3gb/s ports.
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post #8 of 9
There should be a cable coming from the back of the e-sata port behind your front panel, connect that into any sata port on your motherboard.

Which one depends on your preference,whether you want your e-sata port to run at 3 gb/s or 6gb/s. or if you don't even use e-sata just don't connect it.
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Is the eSATA for the external hard drives?
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