Can i plug in my hard disk in eSATA port?

My motherboard is a Intel DH55TC.
I was planning to add a new graphics card and im worried that the graphics card might block my sata ports for my hdd.

So can i plug in the my hdd into the eSATA ports just below my SATA ports?

Here is an image for reference :http://www.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://motherboards-reviews.com/Intel/socket_1156/DH55TC/Intel_DH55TC_top.jpg&imgrefurl=http://motherboards-reviews.com/Intel/socket_1156/DH55TC/&h=2176&w=2272&sz=1929&tbnid=1mvM1LScluo5yM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=94&zoom=1&usg=__ABOwJEeHT1ccCgOpQxehVOhL6NQ=&docid=lnImN6M8oZyz5M&sa=X&ei=enCUUtSFEsiIrQfwv4DwDw&ved=0CFcQ9QEwBA


the black are SATA
red are eSATA
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  1. No problem. I'm not even sure why there's any difference; they're not ports shared with eSATA on the rear panel. Only possibility is that they have amplifiers for the longer cable lengths of eSATA. They'll work fine with normal HDDs, though.
  2. Someone Somewhere said:
    No problem. I'm not even sure why there's any difference; they're not ports shared with eSATA on the rear panel. Only possibility is that they have amplifiers for the longer cable lengths of eSATA. They'll work fine with normal HDDs, though.


    so there would be absolutely no problem in attaching my internal disk there?
    yeah even i was wondering the point of eSATA being placed all the way over there.
  3. You're fine. Supposedly they're ports that will work with eSATA adaptors for the rear panel.
  4. You will need a esata to sata converter cable for this, this is because the sata port has a kind of "L" shape and the esata port is not. Rather than do this, why dont u use the L shape sata connector cables? see this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270192
  5. I would imagine he already has SATA cables, or he wouldn't be using the other SATA ports...
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