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Blu Ray drive - easy question :)


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#1 howard86

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 05:55 AM

Hi all, 

 

I'm pretty much a novice with new hardware, but anyway I bought a blu ray player (internal) as I'd just picked up the X Files Seasons 1-9 set and fancied watching some on the pc rather than tv.

 

Anyway, the blu ray player is a Pioneer BDR-S09XLT SATA drive and it seems my computers cables aren't SATA, and I'd need an adapter. 

The drive has this written on it - SATA DC input + SATA Interface. 

 

Could someone help me find the adapters I'd need as I took a quick look and wasn't sure what was what and don't want to go picking up some that aren't the right ones.

 

Hopefully that's all the info needed for someone to know what I'd need to get.

 

Cheers, 

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:37 AM

Welcome to BC Howard 86!
 
The link below shows an example of one of the many adapters available to do exactly what you wish.
 
 
Best of luck and Please keep BC posted!
 
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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:40 AM

Can you provide the model of your motherboard? Your computer must be extremely old (8 years+) to not have SATA ports on the motherboard to be honest. You can use a program like CPU-Z to find the model of the motherboard without opening the case.


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 11:17 AM

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 05:06 PM

Sorry for the late reply, PC isn't 8 years old, I got it about 3 years back if I remember, 4 at a push but I think its newer than 4. 

 

I've done the snapshot from speccy which hopefully will show on here

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/NUfwK3OSH5eZlhyH7BImHce

Hope that helps :)



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Posted 22 February 2016 - 05:11 PM

That board definitely has SATA, there are 4 ports. It doesn't even have any IDE ports.

 

Does this look like your board? the second picture shows it best, the SATA ports are towards the bottom-middle of the picture, right next to the ATX 24-pin power connector.

 

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4664#ov


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 05:36 PM

I've taken a picture of the motherboard.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/dielaughing99/PC%20Motherbaord/20160222_222618.jpg

I couldn't see any cables there which looked like they would connect to the drive which is why I queried. Lots of random cables and it confused me haha. There are some with the old style connection which aren't visible on the picture (tucked around the other side and can only be moved when the other side is taken off). The drive didn't come with any cables and so I guess there'd be some inside the machine to connect it but if there aren't thats again where I'm confused what to get. 

 

Thanks again



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Posted 22 February 2016 - 05:43 PM

Looks like all 4 of your SATA ports are filled (the three black and one red cable towards the right, just above your video card). I see from Speccy you have a hard drive, a solid state, and a DVD drive. I'm not sure what the 4th device is. There is a 1TB external plugged in, and "ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device", which I assume is a virtual optical drive from some software.

 

You do have the option of replacing your DVD drive with the Bluray drive if you are unable to free up a port. Bluray drives will read DVDs as well.

 

Otherwise, your best option may be to get a SATA expansion card that will plug in with either PCI or PCI-E. I see a PCI-E x1 slot open at the bottom of the board, so that would be best. Something like this. It comes with a SATA cable, but you'd still need to have a SATA rail open on your power supply to connect it to power.


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 05:56 PM

I'm not sure if the external hard disk has a cable like it, I can just see a mains plug and usb cable from it. The clone drive would be a virtual drive for iso's yeah. 

 

I was going to query about the swapping of the normal DVD drive, if thats the case I'll probably have a go at swapping them over tomorrow and I'll post on here if it's successful :) 

Thanks very much for the help! 

 

Also bit off topic but any tips on getting rid of some of the dust in the machine? I've tried compressed air and the build up on the fan's worries me a little. Going back a fair few years an old graphics card overheated as the fan stopped working due to dust (it was a really tiny fan) and I'm always iffy to go trying to get in there and remove some in case of damaging anything 



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Posted 22 February 2016 - 06:06 PM

A can of compressed air is fine, just make sure to spray the straw around the fan at a few different angles. Be sure to get the GPU fan and power supply fans as well. It doesn't look too terrible in there, but could do with a little bit of blasting out on that CPU fan.

 

It's not necessarily off-topic. As long as you have the case open and are taking a look at things, or planning on swapping hardware, always a good time to clean it out a bit. :)


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 06:08 PM

Cheers, I'll have a go at that tomorrow when I swap over the drives. 

 

Thanks again! :)






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