OEM optical drive

What cable to you need to have if you purchase an OEM dvd burner? How does it connect to HDD. The motherboad I am getting has the SATA cable for the hard drive and there are ide ribbon cables.

This is my first SATA hd purchase, so this is quite new to me. I am a newb to building a pc so please be gentle.
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    What cable to you need to have if you purchase an OEM dvd burner? How does it connect to HDD. The motherboad I am getting has the SATA cable for the hard drive and there are ide ribbon cables.

    This is my first SATA hd purchase, so this is quite new to me. I am a newb to building a pc so please be gentle.


    IDE DVD burner uses IDE cable to connect to MB
    SATA DVD burner uses SATA cable to connect to MB
    OEM is not a TYPE of DVD burner
    DVD burner does not connect to HDD. DVD connects to MB (see my comments above). HTH
  2. Thank you for the reply and not flamming me for my pc ignorance.
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