Because the M1600A fits into a standard 5.25" drive bay and requires no case modifications of any type, it is not much more complicated to install than a regular CDROM. The DVD/CDROM lies hidden behind the front control panel, and with the push of a button that easily folds down so that disc's can be changed.
A control card and AC/adaptor are part of the reason why the M1600A can operate autonomous from the rest of the PC. The control card provides the power backup, FM radio antenna connection, and in/out audio jacks for the M1600A. Jumper cables rout the audio out to an adjacent sound card, making the M1600A refreshingly good at coexisting with current sound cards components.