Having removed the ribbon connection from the mother board, and connected the 40 pin IDE into the mother board,having connected the sata data cable to the S1 connector on the converter and the other end to the DVD with cable provided, the power cable connected to the converter and then I presume to one of three spare socket's on the remaining ribbon connections making sure it has a red and black pins which marry up to the converter power lead, but is the above in order before powering up computer.?
If it's something like this, link, then I'd connect to the ide port on the motherboard and connect the power cable to the PSU. Next connect the sata cable to the sata optical drive and then connect the power from the PSU to the optical drive. Looks to me that you need two sources of power to run these adapters.
Never used one, though, but that looks like the set-up to me.
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