Do you know what socket this is?

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  1. nukenate

    nukenate New Member

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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?
     
  2. loathe

    loathe New Member

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    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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  3. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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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.
     
  4. nukenate

    nukenate New Member

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    I'm assuming that SATA isn't compatbile...
    Darn!

    So much for the dream of a slot loaded drive....
     
  5. loathe

    loathe New Member

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    Im sure you can buy a laptop slot loading IDE drive, I know you can buy a SATA to IDE adapter also

    Good luck
     
  6. nukenate

    nukenate New Member

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    Ar....
    Won't that just make my DVD drive stick out?
    As well as make it compatible...
     
  7. loathe

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    your probably right there
     

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