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 isenter image description here?


1 Answer 1


Reminds me of jumper pins. Seems like someone else asked your question and got a reasonable answer here:


  • I remember those good ol' Windows 98 times :P "Jumper Pins" new generations don't know about them :D
    – user144773
    May 5, 2013 at 4:50
  • Actually the link you posted, though relevant, doesn't answer the question. It claims that "the 12-pin header won't give you SATA access", but it doesn't provide any prooflink or explain what the function of this connector actually is (if it's a connector).
    – texnic
    Jun 17, 2015 at 8:35

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.