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DVD Drive on New computer

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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?

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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.
May 20, 2012 9:25:19 PM

Whats the difference between a retail and a bulk OEM DVD drive then?
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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.
May 20, 2012 10:04:07 PM

Hi :) 

You also NEED a power cable...

All the best Brett :) 
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.
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 :) 
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