Originally Posted by SHaTTaFaKKaP
They should look like this
One end goes into the mobo, one end goes into the back of the drive.
Thats an IDE cable and I'm sure he can figure out how to plug it in lol.
OP: look for a connection that will accept the cable he posted a picture of. There is only 1 thing that shape so you can't confuse it with anything else. Or if you have the manual to the mobo, you can check there or if you have the model number of the board, you can check online. Either way, I have never personally seen a mobo without ide. It will probably phase out pretty soon though