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Bought an OEM version of a Optical drive...woops.

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Ok, here I am posting again...we may be on first name terms very soon but this is my first build so be kind! :lol:

I haven't actually built the computer yet since I'm still waiting on some parts, but I was looking through one of the many youtube tutorials and it mentions OEM optical drives should not be bought by an individual user, buy a retail version.

Well , what I'm thinking as I look at the freshly delivered box with my cheap OEM drive Sony AD-7261S-0B . is

since I already have a stand-alone CD drive, where can I get the parts that I need...and err what exactly is it that's missing? :confused:

Thanks for putting up with me, heh.
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OEM doesn't have all the manuals and such that a retail box would have. Same exact drive otherwise.
Most of us build systems and we don't buy retail parts but only OEM.
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You will find the details you require @ http://www.sony-opti...drives/ad-7260s
Your MB should come bundled with two SATA cables, one for the OD and one for the HDD but do check they are there.
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