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Old 11-16-2006, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Questions-mobo/drive cables

I just got my new EVGA 680i mobo and it came with 6 "SATA II" CABLES and an IDE-ATA 133 HDD CABLE. I'm a first time builder and I'm really confused about if the cables are right or not.

First off I'll start with the Hard Drive.
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822144701

Western Digital "SATA 3.0Gb/s" 7200 RPM.

I dont plan to use multiple hard drives, only 1. from my understanding, I would use the SATA II cables that came with my mobo to plug into that HD and it would work perfectly, correct?

and then theres my DVD/R drive.
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827106013

Lite-On DVD Burner "ATAPI/E-IDE"

Since my mobo only comes with SATA cables and 1 IDE-ATA 133 HDD cable, what would I use to connect to the burner? That is what im worried about before ordering my parts.

Thanks in Advance.
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The ATA 133 Cable.
Make sure you set the Drive to Master or Cable Select before using.
Refer to manual to see Jumper Information.
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Yes, those cables are completely compatible. However, you are going to run into some major connecting trouble if you try to use your current hard drive and that DVD burner (Too short, unless you can work cable magic).

Edit: Gah, beaten.
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the ATA 133 HDD cable into the DVD Burner correctoo?
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