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OEM optical drive

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September 2, 2006 7:21:02 PM

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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September 2, 2006 7:30:07 PM

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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
September 2, 2006 7:38:12 PM

Thank you for the reply and not flamming me for my pc ignorance.
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