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USB to Sata?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have an ooooold mobo, and I put it in a new case with USB 3 front ports. I have an adaptor to shove that into a USB 2 header, but I was wondering if there is something that would connect to one of the spare Sata data ports on the mobo? I can't find one, but does such an adaptor exist? 

 

I would use a PCIe card, but the slot is covered by the GPU cooler.

 

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Posted (edited)

yes there is such thing if you mean usb to sata.

Edited by mahyar

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, mahyar said:

do you want a sata to usb or usb to sata

I would like to take the front usb cable and plug it into a sata port on the motherboard through some sort of adaptor or controller. 

 

As I said, I'm aware of PCIe cards that do the job, but I can't get to the slot. 

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so you want to plug a drive to a usb am i right?


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Unfortunately you cannot plug a USB device into a SATA port. I don't believe there is an adapter. They use completely different protocols (AHCI vs various USB protocols).

 

Your only option to get USB 3.0 on the front is to use an add-in PCIe card.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, mahyar said:

yes there is such thing if you mean usb to sata.

Yeah that's what I am looking for. 

 

As I said, I could easily use a USB 3 > USB 2 adapter, but I wondered if a USB 3 > Sata adapter existed, as it would be faster? 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Husky said:

Unfortunately you cannot plug a USB device into a SATA port. I don't believe there is an adapter. They use completely different protocols (AHCI vs various USB protocols).

 

Your only option to get USB 3.0 on the front is to use an add-in PCIe card.

That's what I was afraid of. Oh well, I shall just use my USB 2 adaptor. That PCIe port isn't accessible at all. It's an early design where the mini port is on the left of the single PCIe port instead of the right... so the GPU cooler blocks it. 

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