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How to install a DVD Drive on this mobo

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September 26, 2011 1:32:42 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have this motherboard and I had a HDD Cable that I used before to install all my previous DVD drives, but I can't find anything to do with a cable like that on this motherboard. Can someone help me with this please? Thanks

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September 26, 2011 1:54:16 AM

You have a DVD drive with an IDE interface. Newer motherboards (like yours) no longer use IDE connectors, they use SATA ports instead.

You need to buy a SATA DVD drive. The cheapest one on Newegg is $16.99. Here's the link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you don't want to buy a new drive then you'll have to buy a "IDE to SATA" adapter.
Search on Amazon.com or Google/Bing for additional info.
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