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Unfamiliar connection on motherboard need help

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I found a diagram of the motherboard so the problem is solved.                       

I have a pavilion elite m9340f desktop PC and on the Benicia motherboard there is a connection in the lower left corner next to the hard drive cage that looks like an IDE but it's labeled as esata +1394. It is of 34 pin size but it only has 32 actual pins if anyone could tell me what this connector does or would operate I would appreciate it. I want to add a additional DVD drive that is IDE and wonder if I can plug it in there.

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There is a layout of that motherboard on this page

It indicates the connector is for a floppy drive.  It look similar to an IDE connection, but your motherboard has SATA connections, which is newer than IDE.  Is the some reason that IDE connection is needed instead of the SATA?  Newer DVD drives now use SATA instead of IDE.

If you absolutely need a IDE connection, then you will need an adapter similar to this


A USB to IDE adapter

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from what I see there is no ide port ..
Do you already have the cd player?
I may be wrong, but there would just be a floppy connector
Otherwise just sata ports

  • One 24-pin ATX power connector
  • One 4-pin ATX power connector
  • Six SATA connectors
  • One floppy drive connector
  • Two 12v fan connectors for CPU fan and PC fan
  • One 9-pin header for power button, reset button, power LED, and HDD LED
  • Three USB 2.0 headers supporting 6 USB ports or devices
  • One IEEE 1394a header
  • One SPDIF audio output header
  • One 4-pin audio line-input connector (interrupts line input on back panel, Vista capable, requires matching front audio jack module)
  • One 9-pin audio header for headphone-out and microphone-in (yellow, Vista capable, requires matching front audio jack module)
  • Intel high-definition Audio/Modem Link (2x8 HDMI connector)
  • One jumper for resetting BIOS settings
  • One jumper to disable BIOS password checking


But it seems to me that there are sata to ide adapters

Fsearch sata to ide 


[edit] sorry the time to write the message, translate and send, I just saw that there was an answer


Expert volontaire :Forum Fr 17-10-2009 :

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