Question about connecting mobo to dvd/cd rom drive

Hello,

My motherboard came with a 40-1 pin ide connector cable to hook up the drives. My problem is that one end plugs in to the motherboard but the other two ends will not fit in the dvd/cd ROM. The back of the dvd/cd Rom says sata power and sata data.

Could someone help me out on what I am missing. Is there a connector or adapter I need. It seems like I would have everything I would need because I ordered all of the parts together, but mabye not.

Thanks for any input!
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  1. andrewjoseph said:
    Hello,

    My motherboard came with a 40-1 pin ide connector cable to hook up the drives. My problem is that one end plugs in to the motherboard but the other two ends will not fit in the dvd/cd ROM. The back of the dvd/cd Rom says sata power and sata data.

    Could someone help me out on what I am missing. Is there a connector or adapter I need. It seems like I would have everything I would need because I ordered all of the parts together, but mabye not.

    Thanks for any input!

    You should use a SATA cable like this one...

  2. And which mobo have you bought? If it is a retail one, then it would generally have 2 SATA cables...
  3. gkay09 said:
    And which mobo have you bought? If it is a retail one, then it would generally have 2 SATA cables...


    It is a new Asus board. I see the sata cable There is 2 of them.

    So I just don't use that ribbon cable and that output slot on the board? Thanks for the help.
  4. gkay09 said:
    And which mobo have you bought? If it is a retail one, then it would generally have 2 SATA cables...


    I can plug the sata cable into one of 5 sata outputs on the board. What powers the dvd cd rom?
  5. They're all the same. Make sure you plug a SATA power connection from your power supply into the DVD ROM.
  6. ^ Yes like Griffolion said, you can plug into any of those...
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