My old IDE drive gave out a week ago so i bought the ASS Newegg.com - ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners . i hooked the thing up to my power and motherboard. and i used a SATA connection. The user manual for the disk drive says you should be able to just plug it in, and windows will automatically install the drivers. However windows doesn't even seem to know its there. The light on the hard drive is on. so it isn't a power problem. One other symptom is that the drive won't even open up when i press the button... My mobo is the ASUS A8N sli deluxe. And it seems to have 8 SATA connecors, 4 on one side, and 4 on the other. i put it into both sides and nothing worked Thanks for any help.