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  • # September 15, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I just bought this motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

    I have no idea how to plug in the cd rom. The standard port for the cable isn’t there. Anyone got any idea? I have never seen a board like this before

    # September 15, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    I would suggest referring to the manual, or the manufacturer’s support page.

    # September 15, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    yea, already been to the manual. There isn’t anything in there about it.

    # September 15, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Have you thought about emailing Gigabyte directly?

    # September 16, 2011 at 12:08 am

    yes, I have done all the obvious things you can do to find the answer

    # September 16, 2011 at 12:16 am

    well, after more research, it would appear that the new cdrom drives come with an sata connection and that is why there is not ide port for older drives. So I guess my solution is to buy a new dvd rom drive.

    # September 16, 2011 at 12:30 am

    How old is your DVD Drive? Haven’t they been SATA for years now?

    # September 16, 2011 at 3:42 am

    I’m pretty sure you can get an IDE to SATA hookup or vice versa. Atleast you can for external HD’s.

    # September 16, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Decent SATA optical drives are available at reasonable prices in the UK, it’s probably time to buy new :-)

    http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category.aspx?Category=10&name=CD-DVD-Burners-Media

    # September 16, 2011 at 6:02 am

    It’s a new board so i’m pretty sure its all sata..you could buy some IDE-to-SATA adapters or just buy new DVD-ROMs…

    # September 16, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Buy some new SATA DVD. The best option.

    # September 17, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Agreed, get rid of the big ol’ clumsy IDE cables, it’s for the best :)

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