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Sata cables on both ends have female connectors. Just find a "L" shaped connector on the back of your cd rom and to the motherboard( usually about the size of a usb connector but narrower a little bit, sometimes color blue or black depending on the brand of your motherboard with a lable on it like "sata 1" or "sata2" ) and connect the cables on each end. Ther's only one connector at the back of the cd rom but on the motherboard, you can choose any sata connector available.

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