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Input supply voltage for cd drive?

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April 24, 2012 9:06:01 AM

Hello,
a b V Motherboard
April 24, 2012 9:10:49 AM

wont be much at all...few watts like 10
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April 24, 2012 10:11:58 AM

^ agreed for wattage

Some SATA CD-ROMs should just draw on the 5V line, but most (especially burners) will draw from the 12v line as well.
I've heard rumor that some superslimline/green style devices will draw from the 3v, but I've never seen them.
This is a good reference, but not 100% applicable
http://www.allpinouts.org/index.php/Serial_ATA_(SATA,_Serial_Advanced_Technology_Attachment)

we need to know exactly which CDROM device you're investigating...
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