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Need help figuring out case and Mobo eSATA ports

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May 23, 2012 3:36:44 AM

My case is a Lian Li pc-9f

The case has an eSATA port up front that I would like to use.

I am considering these two ASrock motherboards.

(1) ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP

This board has 8 SATA ports and no eSATA ports. How do I make use the cases eSATA port with this mobo?

(2) ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA

This board also has 8 SATA, and it has an eSATA port out the back (which I think is really one of the 8). How do I make use of the cases front eSATA port INSTEAD of the mobo's back port?

I hop these questions were clear. Thank you very much!
May 23, 2012 4:07:33 AM

scout_03 said:
the first card wont fit in the case it is a atx and case micro atx i use this one and connect the e-sata front panel directly to my motherboard

The Newegg page for the case says "Motherboard Compatibility Micro ATX / ATX". Do you foresee a problem with Micro ATX card?
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May 23, 2012 4:16:29 AM

yes did not look carefully for the case specs no the micro atx are good board just smaller then the atx one,what other parts you gone put in the case psu and graphic card
May 23, 2012 4:20:59 AM

Corsair 650TX
GTX 5 series???

How do you see the eSATA cable connection working?
May 23, 2012 4:26:31 AM

people in the case review use the gtx 560 ti on my front panel there is a sata connector inside that i plug to sata port on the motherboard and use a external drive in a case that connect to the front panel e-sata power the external and see the drive work ,you should also see the e sata in your bios
May 23, 2012 4:39:44 AM

The motherboard SATA ports are all SATA rather than eSATA. Can you connect SATA to eSATA? I thought that caused problems with length of cable.
May 23, 2012 4:48:55 AM

front panel e-sata from case should go to the board inside the case,mine are also regular sata e means for external
May 23, 2012 12:38:36 PM

So there are no issues attaching eSATA to internal SATA?

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May 25, 2012 3:43:05 AM

no if you look at my case spec it got e-sata in front and i plug it to a sata port on the board
May 25, 2012 4:23:50 AM

Best answer selected by ratsa.