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My DVD drive has a SATA cable (I think) and not the regular IDE cable. There doesn't appear to be any slot to insert the SATA cable into the ASUS 845 mainboard I purchased.
I'll need a better model number than "845" to give you a definitive answer, as ASUS doesn't name their boards that way. I suspect that the board supports the Intel 845 chipset and that's where the 845 comes into play. If you don't have the owner's manual, you'll need to look at the board real close; you'll find the model number stamped on the board. The good news is that if the board was built in the last 3 years or so it should have built-in SATA connectors (at least 2, probably 4 or more). If your DVD doesn't have the IDE cable and instead has a much smaller cable, it is in all likelihood SATA. In the worst case, even if your MB doesn't support SATA, you can buy a SATA PCI card to hook the drive up to for under $30. Finally, you can go to www.asus.com when you get the full model number. From there you can download an owner's manual that will have the SATA ports labeled.
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