Hi ripit, which drive are we talking about?
As wildfrog has said, yes basically the same with your other DVD burners, just plug it into your SATA port. If your Southbridge chip is Intel then there will be no problem, otherwise check back here.
I know Nero 7 and 8 can’t play all commercial Blu-ray titles especially new ones. Don’t forget to update your drive firmware and also the software (usually Cyberlink).