Question SATA strange port

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Thank you very much. It was obvious. What kind of adapter i need to get in order to use that SATA3_4?
Assuming SATA3_4 isn't being hard-routed somewhere else such as a B-key M.2 slot or x1/x4 PCIe slot and are still enabled in BIOS, you would need to buy the appropriate SATA connector (likely the same as SATA1_2) to solder onto the unpopulated pads.
 

USAFRet

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Why the need for the extra ports?

You could buy a PCIe SATA adapter.
https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Port-SATA-Express-Controller/dp/B003GS8VA4

No risk of borking up the board with soldering new ports to that space.
 

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That's actually a header to reprogram the EEPROM for folks who brick the bios.
SATA3_4 refers to the empty box below (C367).

The motherboard is SATA II and PCI-E 1.0 so your SSD is limited to 3Gbps tops.

if you need all three then get an add-on SATA card and plug the DVD into it (whatever's plugged in to the new card is limited to ~125MB/s)

Hi guys, my motherboard MSI K9N6PGM2-V2 has a SATA3_4 13(14-1) male pin connector. SATA1-2 has a black adapter where I have two classical SATA data cables for the HD and the DVD. Could anybody explain me what I need to conect an SSD SATA drive on the SATA3_4 conector? Thank you in advance. Dario
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kMEgLHP9JbiA7TqVJ2_zKAARgJNPZDZ3/view?usp=sharing
 

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