My motherboard AX370-Gaming K5-CF has 2 Sata Express ports as depicted in the manual in page 17 between the normal sata ports.


On top of the ports it says "Lotes"

I was wondering what cable fits in there. I bought a standard esata cable online but it's double the size this port has. The cable I bought is this one but it's double the width. Like a normal sata cable whilst the port is half the size

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The small one is not the SATA Express connector. Each SATA Express connector consists of two ordinary SATA connectors and the small one, all in line.

Here, you see two SATA Express connector on the motherboard: a used one and a free one:

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Similarly, here's a SATA Express cable:

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You may also be interested by What Is SATA Express? article.

  • Ah I see, so my boards sata ports can be used as standalone sata ports or as part of a sata express connection. Thank you very much for clarifying
    – gabtzi
    Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 20:13

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