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sata hard drive and cd in cable for dvdrw

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by moghm, Aug 14, 2009.

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  1. moghm

    moghm Thread Starter

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    hi guys,

    I have just built a computer with the following spec
    intel 2.6 E5300 dual core processor,
    gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2 motherboard with graphics and audio,
    hanns g 19 inch widescreen monitor via dvi,
    sony SATA dvd rw,
    western digital 500 gb sata hard drive (WD5000AKS)
    4gb corsair ddr2 ram
    WIn XP SP3

    In Bios my sata hard drive is assigned as IDE and if I assign it as RAID or AHCPI it gives an error and I cant boot to XP. No big issue there. The hard drive is connected via a sata cable and so is the DVDRW. What I want to know is if my hard drive is working as a SATA drive. WHat is the way to check this please ? Just wanna make sure that the pc is at optimal.

    Also, my SATA DVDRW only has two connections, as far as I can see, sata and power. My motherboard has a CD in, how do I connect a CD in cable to the DVDRW or is this not necessary because it is connected via a sata cable ?

    many thanks
     
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    moghm Thread Starter

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    anyone ?
     
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