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July 6, 2012 10:38:03 PM

Hi, I'm going to replace my CD drives soon. My old CD drives had a ribbon cable/IDE connector, and I've been told that the current connector is SATA. I don't see a place for CD drives on my mobo...(Z77 Extreme4)

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July 6, 2012 10:55:53 PM

derpaaa said:
Hi, I'm going to replace my CD drives soon. My old CD drives had a ribbon cable/IDE connector, and I've been told that the current connector is SATA. I don't see a place for CD drives on my mobo...(Z77 Extreme4)

Hello and welcome to the forum. most of the sata connectors are on one edge of the mb. most times there 6 of them 2 gray and 4 blue. labels sata 6_0 6_1 sata 3_0 to 3_4. if there another sata controller there may be more of these connectors and they be another color. the look like small l with clips on them. the cd rom will have two plugs now a sata power from the power supply and the sata data cable.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/photo/Angle/Z77%20Extreme4(m).jpg
on the image on the back of the mb you can see 4 sata ports..two gray and two black. with the cd-rom you want to order a sata data cable that flat on one end and has 45 angle on the other.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
depending on the bend and the case the straight end or the 45 may work better.
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July 6, 2012 11:03:51 PM

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July 6, 2012 11:04:24 PM

Ok. Thanks, I wasn't sure if there was another type of SATA connector just for CD drives.
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July 6, 2012 11:11:48 PM

nope pc went from ide to sata now..you wont find ide or floppy connectors on new my..most people now use usb sticks.
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