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Dvd drive plugs in where? cant believe I have to ask.

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March 11, 2011 11:47:42 AM

And to think I want to do overclocking... lol

But anyway, i have the drive plugged in with the power supply, and I don't see anywhere the drive can't plug into the mobo aside from the sata ports. is that right?

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a b ) Power supply
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March 11, 2011 12:42:08 PM

It depends on the DVD drive. Some come with IDE connectors, 40 pins in two rows. Some come with SATA connectors, 8 pins in an L shape.

We could help better if we knew the model of the DVD drive (to figure out which interface it uses) and the motherboard (to see where that connector is, if it exists).

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March 11, 2011 1:02:34 PM

ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3T

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
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a b ) Power supply
a c 415 G Storage
March 11, 2011 5:35:29 PM

This is your motherboard, right?


You'll need to attach the drive using two cables - the cable that goes onto the larger connector on your DVD drive should be plugged into one of the cables coming from your power supply - it doesn't matter which one, any cable that fits the connector will be fine.

The other cable is the data cable - it can be plugged into any SATA port on the motherboard - those are the six yellow sockets just to the right of the green IDE connector socket.
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