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What cable to use with this LG optical drive?

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December 13, 2011 12:31:17 AM

I purchased this LG optical drive and since it was an OEM model it didn't come with any cables.

The problem is that I don't know what cable I need to connect it to the motherboard. The description simply says it uses a SATA interface which doesn't help as there are a lot of SATA cables available.

Thank you for your help.

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a b G Storage
December 13, 2011 12:34:55 AM

this is a sata look on the link in newegg

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a c 260 G Storage
December 13, 2011 12:35:15 AM

You just need a regular SATA cable like this
And then a SATA power connection from your PSU!
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December 13, 2011 2:55:27 AM

rolli59, would that cable also work with connecting a SATA 2 hard drive?
a c 260 G Storage
December 13, 2011 10:02:19 AM

Yes it supports SATA1 SATA2 SATA3!
December 13, 2011 2:37:56 PM

Thank you very much rolli59, upon looking at the optical drive I realize what I was thinking was one big connection was actually two smaller connections. One smaller SATA connection and one power connection. The design just made it look like one which confused me since it was new to me.

Thanks a lot for your help.
December 13, 2011 2:39:35 PM

Best answer selected by Zhenne.
a c 157 G Storage
December 13, 2011 9:30:17 PM

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