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HD w/Serial ATA cable

Where can I plug the Serial ATA cable coming from my new HD to this motherboard? Or do I need an adaptor?

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The M863G V3.0 motherboard doesn't support SATA drives directly, so you'll need an adapter between the SATA drive and the IDE connection on the motherboard. Some of these adapters are a little bulky, so make sure you have enough room. Also, you'll need a spare power connection for the adapter. Good luck!

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Hello united4fun, the link I'm adding here will give you an idea of what you're looking for. You can also buy the cable from this web site if you wish.
1m Serial ATA to External Serial ATA Cable.
http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat%5Fid=927&sku=10230
& here.
http://www.satasite.com/sata-cables-external.htm

At this next link you can click the drop-down menu ( Select country/Region ) nearest to you for faster service.
http://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?Type=&year=&month=&location=&keyword=&SearchText=External+Serial+ATA+Cable&Country=&srchLocation=&srchYearMonth=&IndexArea=product_en&CatId=0
This link above does carry the item, Serial ATA to External Serial ATA Cable.

Enjoy!
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