Poor design for SATA connector

There is a big capacitor on the board blocking the SATA connector.
Why not use a 90 degree SATA connector on Jetson X1?

It looks like you’re connecting the drive directly without a cable. Although this connector type works to do so, I doubt it was ever intended to function directly as a back-plane style mount. I noticed this exact match to a SATA drive when I went hunting for cables, finally ended up with this:

(A lot of cables look similar, the trick was searching for 22-pin)