Hey all, Merry Christmas! Two of my X-mas presents this year were the brand new Lite-On DVD SATA drives. One, a DVD±R/RW (SH-16A7S-05); the other a DVD-ROM drive (SHC-52S7K-05). These are my first SATA optical drives I’m dealing w/, and am in unfamiliar territory. So I’m wondering if anyone can help me w/ my current problem.
I noticed they do NOT have the typical 4-pin power outlet on the back, but instead have a “SATA connector” and “SATA power connector ports.” My MoBo, A8N-SLI Premium, came w/ two “Serial ATA power cables with dual plugs” that appear similar to this image ( http://www.atechfabrication.com/images/htpc/products/SATA_Cable_power_splitter.jpg ).
My questions are: is this the correct cable(s) to hook up both drives? If so, would I use one, or both to connect them? Also, if I were to use just one, would it matter where I hooked up the 4-pin power cable? I noticed there is a power cable coming out from my 7800GT graphics card. Would I plug it here or would that lag or burn out the graphics card?