Question What is this HDD connector?

MeeLee

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On my Gigabyte brix, there are 2 pcie slots, one for ssd, and one for the wifi card.
But I located another HDD connector, and wondered what it is, and if it can be used to attach a secondary drive?

It appears to be a small black multipin connector that is not zif, located just next to the pcie slot (at around 5 o'clock).

Also, what is the white connector on the left of the picture? It appears some sort of USB connector, but I'm not familiar with the socket.

 

AllanGH

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M.2 socket.....
You've also got a SATA ribbon cable connector, and what appears to be a program / diagnostic connector (white 10-pin terminal housing).

Upon further consideration, that white connector could actually be an incarnation of the ever-worthless TPM connector.
 
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onespeedbiker

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It is a PCIe mini-card. They were used in laptops for pcie minicard ssd hard drives, and are now commonly used in desktops to install a WIFI WLAN card. The PCIe minicard supports PCIe x1 and USB ll and there are a variety of cards available such a RAID controller, video/audio capture card, Ethernet card, LAN etc
 

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