Do you know what socket this is?

#1
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?
 


loathe

New Member
#2
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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Kyle

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#3
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
I'm assuming that SATA isn't compatbile...
Darn!

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


loathe

New Member
#5
I'm assuming that SATA isn't compatbile...
Darn!

So much for the dream of a slot loaded drive....
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
Ar....
Won't that just make my DVD drive stick out?
As well as make it compatible...
 


loathe

New Member
#7
your probably right there
 


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