CD/DVD Drive - No cables? Tags: CD-Rom Cable DVD Drives Components Product Last response: November 13, 2010 7:23 PM in Components Share jennifer2010 November 13, 2010 6:25:38 AM I bought this: Samsung CD Drive And there are no cables that came with anything that I bought. I have no idea what type of cable I need and why it wasn't included.... Any ideas? Thanks! -asrock 870 extreme3 is my mobo in case you need to know. More about : dvd drive cables Motopsychojdn November 13, 2010 7:49:02 AM You would ordinarily need a molex power line and an ide cable for that drive, however, your mobo does not support ide devices, you should sent that drive back and buy a sata drive like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... alternatively an ide>sata adaptor like http://www.amazon.co.uk/IDE-SATA-Bi-Directional-Adapter... but looking at the prices for those, I would go with the replacement drive instead Moto m 0 l ahumphers91 November 13, 2010 7:05:34 PM It's because you bought an OEM unit. OEM is just the drive and nothing else. Your board doesn't support IDE, you need SATA. And the drive recommended above is deactivated. Return your drive to new egg and buy this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... your motherboard should have come with Sata cables as well that look like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Not the exact same color but the ends will be the same. your power supply should have a black connector that looks like the black one in this picture: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ct1615 November 13, 2010 7:23:40 PM like amhumphers stated you need a Serial ATA (aka SATA) optical drive. both the information cables and power cables have an "L" shaped connector. this is the samsung SATA version of the DVD drive you purchased http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !