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Old 06-05-2007, 09:30 PM   #1
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It says ide/pata, but this does not look like one, maybe it is just an optical illusion but it looks very small, where does the power go? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152073
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ahhhhh thats the CD drive i need for my sis comp i bought her a cheap one on ebay and it has a cd drive slot like that with that connection its def not standard desktop IDE connection and it def not a laptop drive coz i tried connecting a laptop drive in my sis comp with no luck
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Default Re: cd drive plug (see link in topic)

It gets the power through the IDE/PATA connection. It's used in small form factor computers, that's all.
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So what exactly am i plugging in the back of this to get it to work?
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So what exactly am i plugging in the back of this to get it to work?
just pop it in the slot and itll work
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i am not installing this into a laptop, i am installing it onto a mini itx computer, what exactly am i putting into the back of it? a standard or laptop ide?
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i am not installing this into a laptop, i am installing it onto a mini itx computer, what exactly am i putting into the back of it? a standard or laptop ide?
well none coz its not either of those connections? ???
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well does it even have an open slot for it?
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you have to take out the old one, just open the drive and pull it out, and put the new one in. if theres more than one slot, just put it in, duhhh. theres no cables for this. it plugs into the mobo, kinda like a pci card. or a ram stick.
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