yes, plug into a normal SATA port, if I remember blue is SATA 6GB Black is SATA 3GB, Grey is 3rd party.
I suggest plugging your internal hard drive\ssd into blue, and the optical and external sata into black. E-SATA is on the back of the mobo panel with the other ports (usb, ethernet,etc.)
Hi Shaun. Thanks. Board specs have blue and gray as 6 GB/s and black as 3 GB/s. I'm guessing that I can just connect the front panel esata port cable to any of the other available and remaining 3GB/s plugs on the mobo, correct?