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Old 10-12-2014, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I have an old dvd/cd rewritable drive that wouldn't open most of the time so I thought I would replace it with an extra one that I had lying around. The one that was in the pc used a molex for power and an IDE connecter from the ribbon. The newer DVD drive has a 2 pin connector for power (I believe) which I do not recognize and the other connector i do not recognize either.

Is there an adapter I can use to connect the different cables so I can get out of the as cheap as possible? Please let me know what I need to do.

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A 2-pin connector? Mind posting a pic of what the connections of the new DVD drive are?
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I'll try and find pics but it is a HP DH-16ABLH-HT2 DVD/CD Rewritable SATA Drive
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This:
Insten 675691 Adapter - Newegg.com <- gets horrible reviews

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812200156
gets much better reviews but might cost more than a new drive


Does you motherboard have sata ports? You'll only need a sata cable and sata rail (the power connector) to use the new drive
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This:
Insten 675691 Adapter - Newegg.com <- gets horrible reviews

StarTech IDE2SAT Adapter - Newegg.com
gets much better reviews but might cost more than a new drive


Does you motherboard have sata ports? You'll only need a sata cable and sata rail (the power connector) to use the new drive
Joe, Thx for those. Do you mind how you set up your query exactly plz?

I was coming up empty.

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OK i Have 4 SATA power connectors on my MOBO. 2 are used. I see 1 Sata power fits in the back of the new DVD/cd drive. I'm not sure if I have A sata data connector on my mobo. Does that mean I need to get a IDE data cable to sata data adapter and I am all set?

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Old 10-13-2014, 06:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Your stating....
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OK i Have 4 SATA power connectors on my MOBO. 2 are used.
I'm not sure if I have A sata data connector on my mobo
Your board should have sata data ports (connectors) Your power supply needs to have the sata rails (power connectors) Motherboards do not supply the 12v|5v power to run a cd|dvd drive in that sense

I can't understand your question, do you have a brand name and model number of your motherboard?
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Your stating....

Your board should have sata data ports (connectors) Your power supply needs to have the sata rails (power connectors) Motherboards do not supply the 12v|5v power to run a cd|dvd drive in that sense

I can't understand your question, do you have a brand name and model number of your motherboard?
mobo is a D945GTP.

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Old 10-13-2014, 09:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Your board does have four sata ports, get a sata data cable and check your power supply for a sata connector on that.
OKGEAR 18&#34; SATA 6 Gbps Cable, Straight to Left Angle W&#47; Metal Latch, Black, Backward Compatible 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps - Newegg.com
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