troubleshooting Question

SATA Optical drives not recognized

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My optical DVD-RW drive worked fine until several weeks ago when it dissapeared from devices on my Windows 7 64 bit computer.  I have a MSI 980-G65 Motherboard with the latest drivers.  
I looked online for a driver for the ASUS DRW-24B3LT drive but could not find one.  I then swapped SATA1 and SATA2 cables on the mobo to test for bad cables and SATA ports.  The HDD that was on the other cable/SATA port, is recognized fine with the DVD cable on the DVD SATA port.  So i figure the drive is bad.  I order a Samsung SH-222 BEBE OEM SATA DVDRW drive and plug it in.  
Device not recognized.  The drive is supposed to be PnP and i can not find a driver for it.

Coincidently, I purchased a SSD HDD after the drive stopped working, and installed a fresh copy of W7 64.  The old DVD drive is not recognized on the new copy of Windows either.

I'm stumped.
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