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Cable connection my current dvd drive has different socket to mynew sata sony drive so it won't fit.

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Try to purchase an cable adapter that will convert your ide to sata that will allow it to connect sata connection.

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How do I read a barracuda 7200.12 1 TB drive? I need to get data off of it, not boot on it


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The easiest way that I have found is to get a kit that allows you to power the drive from a separate wall socket and connect a data cable from the drive to a USB socket on the computer. Such a kit usually consists of four components:
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The one thing missing from this set up is a power conversion cable converting the molar 4 pin power connector to a SATA power connector. These can be a molar plug to go into the lead from the black box and either a single SATA power plug, or a double SATA power connector as shown here :
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This option is inexpensive and offers great flexibility in the type of drives that can be connected to a USB port, 2.5 or 3.5 inch, SATA or IDE.
In your particular case you may be able to get a dock that connects to a power supply and a USB port, with an opening in the top to take a SATA drive. These tend to be more expensive and only suitable for SATA drives not IDE.
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Replacing DVD/CD drive


Look inside of your tower, you will have a few different cords connecting to your DVD/CD drive.

It should either have a 4 pin Molex connector and an IDE or a Sata connector and power.

The IDE cable looks like this:
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The Molex connector looks like this:
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IDE is an older tech that uses a 4 pin molex to connect it.

Now, if you have something that looks like this:
http://www.sierra-cables.com/Cables/images/SATA-Signal-Cable-1.jpg

It uses Sata, and the power cable looks like it as well, it's just longer.

To make sure the DVD drive you're working will work with the current DVD/CD's you have, just look on the front of the CD you are going to use, in truth it usually should work with anything. It's even RW so you can re-write data to RW CD/DVD types.

Pretty much, just make sure that it uses the same power type and data connector as your current one. Power type being the 4pin molex or the Sata power plug. Data type being the IDE cable or the Sata cable.

If it matches, it will work :) I hope this helps.

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I would like to install a lightscribe drive , can it be put into the hot swop carrier space witch i don't use


Yes you can add the lightscribe drive to your system as long as you have an open pay (slot) to hold it. If you have a desktop tower, then most likely you have a slot available either right under or above the current dvd/cd drive.

Just make sure your lightscribe drive has the same interface (SATA or IDE) as your current drive or you might need some cable adapters to make it work.

If your system uses IDE (little metal prongs or pins where the cable plugs into the back of the dvd/cd drive) then you want to set the jumper pin on the back of the dvd drive to CS for cable select. If there is a cable ribbon going to the current drive it will have another connection open that you can use for the new drive. Normally the cable ribbon will allow you to piggy back the two drives.

SATA is the latest technology so if your current drive is SATA, and your lightscribe is SATA then look at the two cables that go into the dvd drive already installed. There might be another set that is not being used that you can hook to the lightscribe drive. If so, hook the set to the back of the drive and into the slots on the motherboard.

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I have a HP pavilion a1700n and the dvd quit working. I bought a hp dvd/cd writer 1270i. This unit has SATA connection. I noticed that my a1700n has an unused SATA connector and there are three unused...


A SATA hard drive needs to be pugged into a SATA port on the motherboard. They're the "L" shaped ports. They look like this: moondogwst75_2.jpg
The little blue ports. The hard drive should have come with the appropriate cable. Other than that, just plug in a SATA power connector to your hard drive and you should be golden. Hope this helps!

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My computer doesn't recognize my optical drive within the BIOS or windows (HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT31N ATA Device ) in windows7


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If BIOS won't detect the Optical Drive, try reseating the SATA cable connection from the ODD to the mainboard. it might be have troubles detecting it due to a loose connection.

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Can my CD-RW/DVD Rom Drive, model # GCC4320B be replaced with a hp 24x Multiformat DVD/CD Writer, dvd 1270i . I bought this unit today, but the connections don't match up? I truely appreciate your time and...


This model DVD/CD writer is a SATA drive and unless your motherboard has a SATA connector then you have a slight problem. You will need to purchase a SATA controller and install it into your PCI expansion slot, then connect your new DVD/CD drive to this SATA controller. You will also need a SATA adapter power cable converter which plugs into the 4 pin power connector.

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Want to install a second sata hard drive, new drive not auto detecting, bios only identifies ide drives


HI popsrowe

Your problem is most likely the SATA data and power cables. for tips on the two cables. the system should detect the SATA hard disk automatically,
( you only need, setting the hard disk support as a second hard disk to the system in the bios setup )

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When I plug into the computer, computer does not recognize it MOST of the time. There are a FEW times it will finally recognize it, but doesn't keep it in the explorer. Help?


If the drive is used as an external drive ie. in a usb caddy, then check the caddy is fitted correctly and that the cable is not damaged. if the drive is internal, try using a different power connection and a different ide/sata socket on the motherboard also check if the drive is set to master, slave or csl (the jumper on the back of the drive next to the connection socket; there will be info on the drive (the white label on top) telling you where the jumper should go. If the drive is ide, and the drive is not the main drive but on the same cable as the main drive, the jumper should be set to "slave" or "sl" If the drive is sata, set the jumper to "master" or "ma". If all else fails, set the jumper to "cable select" or "csl"
hope this helps.

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Install IDE devices (drives / DVD / CDROM) sata


IDE devices have different "data" and "power" connectors than SATA drives.

So, you need a motherboard with IDE connectors, if you wish to connect an IDE disk-drive (or CD/DVD), and you need a motherboard with SATA connectors, if you wish to connect a SATA device.

Similarly, the connectors on the power-supply must be compatible with the sockets on the disk-drive (or CD/DVD) drives, so that the devices can get power.

You could possibly purchase a short IDE-to-SATA power-adapter, if you have a SATA device, but there are no SATA power-connectors on your power-supply.

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How do i install dvd rewriter with windows 7. There are different conections at the rear of the factory fit DVD...?


You generally only need 2 connections for an optical drive to work: Data and Power. Data will be either IDE (long 40 pin ribbon cable) or SATA (small [~1/2"] 'L' shaped connection for a much thinner ribbon cable).
Power will be either Molex (4-pin connector with red, black, black, yellow wires) or a SATA power connector that looks like a larger version of the SATA data connector).

All other connections are not needed, such as the small 4 pin audio connection which usually hooks up to the motherboard or sound card, but is only needed for analog playback of audio disks.

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