need sata connection on my motherboard

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June 11, 2011 at 01:04:01
Specs: Windows 7
can i take sata connectection that is soldered to the motherboard off and add to another motherboard. It doesnt have one but it has a spot for one

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June 11, 2011 at 07:46:36
The short answer is NO!

If you want to run SATA drives, you either need to upgrade to a motherboard that supports SATA or add a SATA PCI controller card. The problem with using a controller card is that it uses the PCI bus, therefore it will never be able to attain the full speed that SATA is capable of.

Here's an example:

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June 11, 2011 at 22:03:26
The bios would have to support SATA. I doubt yours currently does. You'd have to find a version of the same motherboard that did support SATA and then flash with that bios. And you'd have to be good at desoldering and soldering its double-sided joints. Then it might work. It's kind of a dangerous experiment given that failure may mean you'd need to replace the motherboard.

And as already mentioned, the easiest way to add SATA is with an add-on card.

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