[SOLVED] Reveal your secrets, SilverStone FT02 Case

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I'm planning to upgrade my system, but keeping my FT02 case.
I opened it today to check it out a bit (I did not build this pc myself, but chose components), to prepare for building my new system.
I saw some connectors and I don't really understand why they are there or what they do.

Here's a photo of what I'm talking about: View: https://imgur.com/jMNEjza
, and with different lighting: View: https://imgur.com/ELWyvKd

When you look at the case's front, this part is on the left side, where it's narrow and the cables are routed through. Not the mainboard/GPU/CPU side.

I went through the manual (https://www.silverstonetek.com.tw/downloads/Manual/case/Multi-FT02-Manual.pdf). It could be the part labeled as SilverStoneTek CP05. But it seems that part has to do with hot-swapping? I've never used hot-swapping an HDD with this system. Why is this installed, why are the cables connected?

It's two connectors. I can't get a good look behind.
What does the black, red, black, yellow cable do? Is that for power?
And what is the thin black cable above the black/red/yellow one?
And why are these connectors/cables at the front of the case, out of the way of everything else?

I tried following the cables to find out where they lead, but they go into cable-binders that are so full of cables, I can't tell where they lead ultimately.

I'd appreciate any advice. Thank you!
 

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Looks like a SATA data and power cables, hardwired to the case.
Basically, instead of plugging in the HDD when you install it, it should clip into those on its own. "saving" time, I personally would ignore them.
Thank you Gam3r01! I think you solved it. In the manual, they talked about hot-swapping. So this is probably a pre-mounted SATA data and power port, ready for a hot-swapping HDD.
I guess the reason why it has been hooked up is because the company who built my last system just did it, even though there was no hot-swapping planned.
So, when I update my system, I can just remove/disconnect those cables and leave them out, I don't need this feature.

Thank you again, very helpful.
 

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