Solved Cable to connect an internal card reader motherboard

October 21, 2013 at 12:15:09
Specs: Windows 7
I have an internal card reader. NZXT Aperture M 8C-APER000-W0B I believe the cable coming from the card reader has an IDE connector. It is 20 pin female. Is it possible to connect this to a
SATA II L shaped header on the mother board. Is there a cable or adapter that would do this ?

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October 21, 2013 at 12:23:32
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No you don't connect to a SATA header. The only thing that connects to a SATA header is a SATA drive. either a hard drive or DVD/CD drive.

It connects to a USB header on the motherboard. For that you need the Motherboard manual to find out how to connect it, that is if your motherboard has an internal USB headers. Not all do.


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October 21, 2013 at 14:37:02
If your motherboard has no internal USB headers I believe it is possible to get a cable with a normal USB plug. I've seen this done before (cable poked out through a space in the case and into a rear USB socket).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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