There are only 3 main media that can be Connected directly to Motherboard.
1. Floppy Disk
2. Hard Drive
3. CD/DVD ROM
Nothing difference. All have Same Convention.
There are two components for every drive.
1. Data Cable
2. Power Cable.
Power Cable enables powe supply to the device.
Data Cable gives the Input to the Computer.
Data Cable are to varieties.
1. IDE - A Flat Ribbon Like Cable
2. SATA - A Thin Cable.
General Knowledge is enough.Just see the Socket in the Device and plug in appropriately.
You are done