E-sata - where to plug on the mobotherboard ? Tags: Homebuilt SATA Cases Motherboards Systems Last response: July 22, 2010 11:59 PM in Systems Share Oneness July 22, 2010 9:46:10 PM Hi, Im currently trying to built a computer for the first time... My case is the HAF 922 and my motherboard the Asus P7P55D-E Pro. 1) I have two E-sata cables that I need to plug into my motherboard; but where is right to plug them ? My motherboard has : - 6 regular Sata connectors (3 Gb/s) - 3 Sata connectors (6 Gb/s) - 1 JMicron JMB363 Sata connector All of them have the hot-plug feature - AHCI mode I was thinking about plugging the E-Sata coming from my back pannel module into the JMicron. And plugging the E-Sata coming from my front case pannel into a regular Sata connector. Would that be OK ? 2) Also, on a side note, if im NOT using two graphic cards, do I need to use the SLI bridge connector ? A big thanks for any help ! More about : sata plug mobotherboard tecmo34 a b B Homebuilt system a c 234 V Motherboard July 22, 2010 11:59:00 PM 1) I would plug both eSATA connectors into one of your regular 6 SATA connectors, unless needed for hard drives and DVD players. As you stated, you want to run in in AHCI mode. 2) If not running dual cards, you don't need to connect the SLI bridge. Just keep it in case you decided to run your card in SLI. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Where to plug in front panel eSATA on mobo? Forum Where on mobo to plug -in front panel eSata connector? Forum Where do i plug in the E-sata wire from case onto the mobo? Forum HHD plug into eSATA port seemed in device manager but not in computer? Forum Can ESATA hot- plug ??? Forum Case eSata cable to where on mobo? Forum HP Laptop won\'t recognize Intel SSD through eSATA connection? Forum GTX 275 not detected, need a better PSU? Forum ESATA or USB 3 external HDD enclosure Forum Do they make external RAIDs with power eSATA (eSATAp) ?? Forum eSATA HD randomly disconnects/disappears Forum 12-15TB - eSata Raid 0 or NAS or... Forum ( e)SATA Hot-Swap? Forum ESata speed? Forum HD Enclosure eSATA Forum New to building ($1,000 budget) Forum Which sata slots to plug my hard drives in? Forum PC Acting wierd, where to start trubleshooting? Forum Where Does This Cable Go? Forum Which Power Supply & Where can I save? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !