DVD Drive on New computer Tags: Computers DVD Drives Components Last response: May 20, 2012 10:30 PM in Components Share lanmansan May 20, 2012 9:04:26 PM What are the requirements hen building a new computer from scratch on the DVD Drive? Do I need special software to be able to read the Windows 7 CD? Do I need a Sata cable for the Drive to function? T More about : dvd drive computer DJDeCiBeL May 20, 2012 9:12:35 PM The drive will function normally right out of the box. No special considerations are required. But yes, you do need a SATA cable to plug it into the motherboard. lanmansan May 20, 2012 9:25:19 PM Whats the difference between a retail and a bulk OEM DVD drive then? Related resources Can i install a new sata dvd drive in an old computer ? - Forum Installed new SATA DVD drive , now Win7 won't boot - Forum Dvd drives called cd drive in 'my computer ' - Forum New DVD in drive but No Free Space on DVD ? - Forum Installed new SATA DVD drive , now Win7 won't boot - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer DJDeCiBeL May 20, 2012 9:28:57 PM Retail comes in a retail box like you would get from a store with a manual and accessories (if there are any). OEM is just a bare drive that comes in a brown box with nothing else. Retail should come with a SATA cable, as well, where OEM will not. Brett928S2 May 20, 2012 10:04:07 PM Hi You also NEED a power cable... All the best Brett DJDeCiBeL May 20, 2012 10:10:47 PM Brett928S2 said:Hi You also NEED a power cable... All the best Brett Well, that's kind of obvious, I think, but yes, you need to plug in a SATA power cable from the PSU too. Brett928S2 May 20, 2012 10:30:32 PM DJDeCiBeL said:Well, that's kind of obvious, I think, but yes, you need to plug in a SATA power cable from the PSU too. Hi I see your point but considering his first question...... All the best Brett Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Computer no longer be able to boot efi version of DVD drive Forum New DVD Drive Causes Computer to not boot up??? Forum Need Help Upgrading to BD-RW DVD -RW Drive and Adding New Data HD Forum CD/ DVD Drive won\'t recognize new discs, but plays old ones... Forum Having some trouble with my new laptops dvd drive Forum New build CD/ DVD drive won't read/detect discs Forum 5 Easy Solutions To Copy DVD 's To Computer Hard Drive Forum i bought sata dvd drive and its not detected in my computer Forum Newly built computer dvd drive wont open or read Forum New SATA DVD Drive has no power and not detected in the BIOS Forum Is this compatible? Forum [Solved] New Computer Forum [Solved] Best PSU for my Computer Forum Optical Drive and Fan Controller Forum My DVD driver is reading some DVDs and not reading others Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !