Installation of DVD Writer

Samsung / Dvd sata
May 7, 2010 at 00:09:23
Specs: Windows XP
Hi I baught a samsung DVD Writer (sata) yesterday, it only came with a sata data cable and not a sata power cable. Does it ony use a data cable and not a power cable? The other ROM is IDE but the board has Sata ports. Please help its a ASUS MB.

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May 7, 2010 at 05:23:01
Your power supply *should* have an SATA power plug. If not, you'll have to use a 4-pin molex to SATA adapter. The adapter *usually* comes with the drive. Here's what it looks like:

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May 7, 2010 at 05:29:14
Thanks allot i whent out and baught a cable lunch time so it should be fine. Thanks for your assistance, the one i baught is the same

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