Windows 7 Do you know what socket this is?


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Look at the attatchment.

I'm upgrading my old HP Pavillion tx2000's DVD tray.

All I've found is that it is a "12.7 mm PATA" socket.


Is there any other name for that?
PATA is what came before SATA. Parallel ATA. Its the old IDE cable connection. 12.7mm means its a laptop IDE drive. Hope this helps
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Gotta love those oddly placed sockets, or maybe that's just the picture.
Anyways, PATA stands for Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment.
Other names include: IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics), Advanced Technology Attachment, and EIDE.