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Very Simple SATA Cord Question

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#1 keepdriving


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Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:57 PM

So the last time I built a computer, SATA didn't even exist I don't think lol. Anyway, I bought an OEM burner from newegg, meaning it came with no cords/wires - just the burner. The drive has no inputs except what I THINK have found out (googled) to be an SATA data and an SATA power cable. I went to best buy and was asking for either cord - they had an SATA data cable, but didn't know what I meant when I said an SATA power cable. Anyway, to my question...what all do I need for this driver to work? Do I just need an SATA data cable, or do i need both the data AND power cable. Also, the last cd drive I installed needed an audio cable plugged into it as well, but this one doesn't even have a spot for one - does the SATA data cable cary the audio feed now days or something?

Below I have posted a picture of the back of the drive. Also below is a link to the newegg page of the driver. Anyway, any help would be appreciated! And yes, I have checked and my mobo has 6 SATA (as well as 2 eSATA) inputs.


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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:21 PM

Welcome to bleepingcomputer!

The longer one to the left is the SATA power connector. This cable should be coming from your power supply. If you don't have one, you can buy a 4-pin molex connector to sata from most computer stores, such as Newegg.

The connection to the right is the SATA cable that gos from the burner, to the motherboard.

There aren't audio cables anymore either, it will play audio without it.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 08:46 PM

You will also need to install your SATA drivers for the motherboard If the bios is not set to IDE emulation. If your bios does not detect the optical drive after installation then you will need to either install the drivers or enable IDE emulation These will be the Raid/SATA drivers that came on the cd. I know they are required for a HDD not sure with a SATA dvd/rom drive. Post your motherboard make and model if you need further directions.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:38 AM

if your motherboard doesnt have sata connectors you will prolly have to buy an PCI sata card as well.



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