How to Install a SATA CD-ROM Drive?

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.

Step 1:

Remove the CPU case.

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

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.

Step 6:

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.

Step 8:

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

Step 9:

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



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    4 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Can, By any chance, a CD-ROM work WITHOUT the SATA power cable attached to it??? Because suddenly my cd rom stopped working and i saw that it didnt have any sata power cable attached to it( It was working fine and suddenly it stopped..... The CPU casing wasn't opened at all)

    2 replies

    Reply 2 years ago

    There are 2 cables. SATA power and SATA data. Both are necessar.


    Reply 1 year ago

    Would you please send me a link to were I can get these cables please?


    3 years ago

    Great, this worked for me. By the way, you need to connect SATA cable on motherboard at lowest GB one, because Drives can't be fast. For example I got 3GB/s and 6GB/s, Hard Drives for 6GB and DVD-ROM Drives for 3GB.