I know that the drive is connected properly since I have Ubuntu installed along side Windows 7 and the drive works within Windows. I do not see it in the media folder as specified in other answers. When executing the following script within the terminal here are my finds. Please advise.
jamie@OptiPlex-790:~$ sudo lshw -C disk [sudo] password for jamie: *-disk description: ATA Disk product: SAMSUNG SSD PM83 physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/sda version: CXM0 serial: S0TYNZABC63105 size: 119GiB (128GB) capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=b2e138ff *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM writer product: DVD+-RW GH70N vendor: HL-DT-ST physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/cdrom logical name: /dev/cdrw logical name: /dev/dvd logical name: /dev/dvdrw logical name: /dev/sr0 version: A101 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc jamie@OptiPlex-790:~$