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Cd rom, dvd,

I have removed cables from cd rom, dvd, hard disk.
Unfortunately, I cant remember what goes where. Can you advise.

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    Louie Role May 11, 2010

    Hi,

    Would you know it they are SATA or IDE? If not, for what make & model of PC pls?

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