sata cd/dvd drives

  wappa 15:51 13 Aug 09

Hi there, i have purchased a couple of the above sata drives, my motherboard has 6 sata connectors, my first one is utilised for my hard drive, my previous drives are old so i thought of a change and these are ide. im a bit worried on installing the new drives, on the back of the drives i have a sata powerinput and a sata signal port, does the sata signal(which is smaller port) be plugged to the motherboard(say port 2, or 3 for my second dvd drive?)or do i have to follow a certain procedure via bios. hope you can help

  retep888 16:07 13 Aug 09

Any one will do,I normally put them to the last two(5th&6th),the bios will recognise them automatically.

Don't forget the correct sata power connection.

  wappa 16:12 13 Aug 09

do i plug one power connector in or do i need two as im installing 2 drives? if im right its a four pin connector the other end for the power cnnector isnt it??
regards Paul

  retep888 16:16 13 Aug 09

Each sata drive needs its own power supply,anyway you can have the 2 sata to 1 molex power adapter.

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