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SATA DVD CD Drive - How to Install

How to Install a SATA DVD CD Drive in a Desktop PC
Published by sergiogarcia9
02 Mar 2010
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How to Install and Setup a SATA DVD CD Drive

SATA DVD CD Drive - How to Install-parts.jpg

Today i'm going to show you how to install and setup a SATA Disc Drive on a desktop PC. (Parts needed is in picture above)

warning   Warning
Always remember to discharge yourself before touching the components inside the case. This is done by touching the metal inside the case with you hands, as showed in the picture below

Note   Note
These are the things you will need:
  • Screwdriver to screw the side of your case off/on
  • SATA Cable
  • Molex to SATA Converter [Only needed if no SATA Power Cable is available]
  • A SATA DVD/Bluray/CD drive
  • A Desktop PC (lol)

Step 1. Installing the Disc Drive

1. Disconnect all cables from your PC. Unplug the main power cable as well.

2. Take the side panel of the PC
SATA DVD CD Drive - How to Install-case.jpg
3. Now you need to remove one of the 'panels' from the front of the PC. You should be able to just press it out from the inside of the PC.
SATA DVD CD Drive - How to Install-pane1.jpgSATA DVD CD Drive - How to Install-pane2.jpg

4. Connect your SATA cable to your motherboard (Also if needed connect Molex to SATA converter)

5. Put in the Drive in the slot where you removed the panel from. You should be able to slide it in from the front. If not you will have to try until you got it, as every case is different
SATA DVD CD Drive - How to Install-discinfront.jpg
6. If provided attach it with screws in the holes in the Drive.
SATA DVD CD Drive - How to Install-screws.jpg
7. Connect the SATA Cable and the SATA Power cable to the disc drive.
SATA DVD CD Drive - How to Install-cablesconnect.jpg
8. Screw the sidepanel back on, and connect all cables again.

Step 2. Checking if it's working

1. Start up your PC

2. Go into your BIOS
SATA DVD CD Drive - How to Install-bios.jpg
3. Check if the drive is visible on the page with the rest of the system info, If it is not then you have done something wrong or the drive is not working.
SATA DVD CD Drive - How to Install-bios2.jpg
Step 3. Using it

1. Start your PC, and login

2. If needed install the provided driver from the software CD or wait for Windows to download and install the drivers automatically.

3. Go to "Computer" and you can now see your newly install Disc Drive
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02 Mar 2010   #1
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Looks good Sergio!

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02 Mar 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Looking good:)
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31 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Very simple thanx.
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