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Connecting Sata DVD drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by markwalker, Nov 27, 2007.

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  1. markwalker

    markwalker Thread Starter

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    Hi there, i have recently bought a new Sata DVD drive for my desktop machine, it came with no instructions or cables.

    I have a Sata cable which connects into my PSU, does the drive also have to be connected to the motherboard?

    I have attached a picture of the cable i have.

    Many Thanks
     

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  2. TheOutcaste

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    You'll need a SATA data cable to connect the drive to a SATA port on your Motherboard. If your motherboard does not have SATA ports, you will need to install an adapter in an available PCI or PCI express (preferred) slot. Search for "pci sata card" or "pci express sata card"


    a picture of the connector is here:
    http://www.satacables.com/html/internal_sata_signal_data_cabl.html

    You can get just a data cable, or a combo data/power adapter, a picture of that is here:
    http://www.usb-ware.com/sata-data-power-adapter.htm

    HTH

    Jerry
     
  3. markwalker

    markwalker Thread Starter

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    I have a SATA port in my motherboard, so looks like i need to get another cable...!!

    Thank-you...
     
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