How do I connect the power connector to my optical drive?
Also, do optical drives use SATA?
Serial ATA (SATA) optical drives require the same basic installation steps as standard ATA/ATAPI optical drives, except that SATA drives do not require setting a Master/Slave jumper. We do not recommend using SATA optical drives, because they are plagued with compatibility problems.
Also, is an optical drive needed? Optical drives, that can read and write CDs, DVDs, and sometimes Blu-ray discs, have been an important part of the PC universe for a long time. But there's less and less need for them. Most users download and stream music and movies these days rather than buy them on a shiny five-inch disc.
Herein, how do I connect my SATA DVD drive to my motherboard?
Insert your SATA DVD drive in the front of the case until the clips snap into place. Connect the SATA cable to the back of the DVD drive and to your motherboard (see image for step 2 for position of SATA ports). Connect the power supply cable to the back of the SATA DVD drive.
Why is my CD drive not working?
Reinstall or Update Driver in Device Manager Boot to the Windows 10 desktop, then launch Device Manager by pressing Windows key + X and clicking Device Manager. Expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the optical drive listed, then click Uninstall. Exit Device Manager then restart your computer.