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12 Dec 2009  
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Copson20 View Post
This will be my first Sata DVD Drive how do I go about installing the drive (hardware).

Thanks
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The main difference between the SATA drives and the PATA (IDE) ones is that the SATA drives have no master/slave/cable select jumper, as there is a single drive per SATA controller channel. The cables and connectors are different than with PATA, but the principles are the same. SATA data and power connectors are more likely (in my opinion) to come loose than the old ones, but the SATA data cable is quite slender, which is good from an airflow basis.
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