How to install a SATA CD-ROM drive

21. January 2017 Hardware 0

This instructable is teaching you how to install a CD-ROM drive inside a CPU. The steps were easy and clear. And it has high quality images for you easily understand.

SATA CD-ROM drive

Step 1:

Remove the CPU case

Remove the CPU case.

Step 2:

Remove the drive bay cover where you put the CR-ROM drive

Step 3:

CD-ROM drive inside the drive

Insert the CD-ROM drive inside the drive bay. Make sure to insert it slowly smoothly, or else it will get stock.

Step 4:

CD-ROM drive with the locking mechanism

Fasten the CD-ROM drive with the locking mechanism, to let it steady.

Step 5:

Connect the SATA power cable to the CD-ROM drive

Connect the SATA power cable to the CD-ROM drive.

  • For IDE drives, align pin 1 (the red edge) to the connector on the CD/DVD drive. Then connect the 4-pin power connector to the drive.
  • For SATA drives, align the notch to the connector on the drive. Then connect the SATA power connector (the long one) to the drive.
  • If there is little space, connect the cable before fully securing the drive into the bay.

Step 6:

Connect the other end of the SATA power cable to the power supply

Connect the other end of the SATA power cable to the power supply.

Step 7:

Connect the SATA data cable to the CD-ROM drive.

Connect the SATA data cable to the CD-ROM drive.

Step 8:

Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard

Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard.

Step 9:

CD-ROM drive and the cables

After installing the CD-ROM drive and the cables, close the CPU casing.


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