Help connecting IDE DVD drive

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I have a Dell XPS 200, and I salvaged a few parts from an old Compaq. I have DVD ROM drive (model: DVD-116ME) which uses an IDE connector.

I just want to connect it to my PC to see if it works, but I have no idea how to do this properly.

Any advice?
I suspect you have an IDE cable?


And a port on your motherboard? Connect the two ends, put a power plug in and rock and roll.
Yeah I have a few of those. I've opened my PC and I'm not sure where to look for the IDE port (assuming there is one).

The current drive is a NEC 6650 DVD-RW which uses somthing different.
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