Is there a way to connect SATA HDD, 3.5 or 2.5 WITHOUT the SATA 2 USB Adapter?

@Gouwa @tommy21 @balbes @RDFTKV
Is there any way to connect conventional desktop HDD for hi-speed transfer rate?
Can GPIOs be used for the same?
How much would be the transfer speed using the SATA 2 USB Adapter?

Hi, Rahkihs:
Yep, should be with a USB to SATA adapter, and the read speed can up to 16-18MB/s.

As both VIMs spec with a USB bus on the 40 pin GPIO, so it’s the same.