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HOW DO I CONNECT THE DVD WRITER TO THE A55M-DS2

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May 16, 2012 10:03:41 PM

BOUGHT THE GIGABYTE A55M-DS2,
PUT IT TOGETHER BUT WHERE DO YOU PLUG THE OPTICAL DRIVE IN
NO WHERE FOR THE HDD LEAD AMI MISSING SOMETHING ?
DO i NEED A DIFFERENT LEAD
PLEASE HELP
DAVE
May 16, 2012 10:08:02 PM

sorry caps lock was on and didn't notice ;-)
May 16, 2012 10:45:04 PM

You will need a sata data lead and possibly a sata power connector, pics of the drive would help identify the exact issue :-)
Moto
May 17, 2012 12:39:21 AM

mb spec says:

"Storage Interface Chipset:

4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and JBOD"

If this is your MB http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

Then the SATA drive connections are the four blue SATA sockets at the edge of the board near the 24 pin power connector. they are labeled sat0, sata1, etc. Use Sata 0 for the boot disk unless the MB manual tells you otherwise.

The MB picture does not show any IDE/PATA interface. These were the old OLD disk connectors that used a wide flat ribbon cable. If you need IDE suggest you get a new optical drive, they are $25. If you really want to keep the old IDE drive then a PCIe plug-in card that gives you IDE can be plugged in either the one PCI slot you have or the one PCIe X1 slot. PCI IDE card are $20 like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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