Motherboard does not have 40 pin connectors for optical drives Tags: Motherboards Connection Intel i7 Last response: June 18, 2010 3:37 PM in Motherboards Share zig340 June 18, 2010 3:24:57 AM I just recently bought 4 new parts to install into my pc. i7 930 p6X58D premium mobo 6gb patriot 1600 850HX corsair psupply When i attempted to connect my optical drives to my new mobo, i realized that the mobo did not have any 40 pin connections on it for the optical drives. Does anyone know how i can connect my optical drives to my mobo? More about : motherboard pin connectors optical drives | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Tamz_msc June 18, 2010 6:43:22 AM Your optical drive is an old IDE drive.The new ones are all SATA.So you will have to get a new optical drive with SATA interface. | Report abuse marcellis22 Motherboard Expert June 18, 2010 3:37:39 PM Spend $30 and get a new drive... | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Motherboard does not have 40 pin connectors for optical drives> Related ressources: ForumShould you use 6 pin pcie power connectors ? Forum2 6- pin connectors for hd 6870? Forum40 pin IDE cable ForumWhat exactly does the 4 pin 12v power connector do? ForumDoes asus p5n7a-vm support sata optical drive ? Forum2 ATA133 IDE connectors supporting 4 devices?? Forum40 pin v 80 pin cable on drive q ForumRadeon 7850 2x 6 pin pcl-e connectors help!?!?!?! Forum34 pin to 40pin ForumHelp me with Motherboard Front Panel connectors ForumHow does an optical drive connection cable look like....haha Forum2.5" Hard drives ( 40pin , 44 pin ?) Forum80 pin v 40 pin drive and cable question ForumGigabyte 965P-DS3 and optical drives erratic ForumSATA Optical Drives ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 Forum[Solved] Power LED connector 3-pin, motherboard takes 2-pin ForumLooking for Intel workstation Motherboard ForumGDDR3 memory sticks plugged into motherboard?? ForumMotherboard / RAM compatibility More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !