I opened my WD elements in the hope of finding a SATA disk with a removable SATA-USB adaptor, but unfortunately it appears the USB is soldered on the board, and there's no SATA connector. There is, however, a connector with 12 (6 pins x 2 rows) I can't recognize. There's also another connector on the left side, with only two pins. Does anybody know what it is?
Reminds me of jumper pins. Seems like someone else asked your question and got a reasonable answer here: