Do you know what socket this is?

nukenate

New Member
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
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

New Member
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.
 


nukenate

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

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


loathe

New Member
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
 


nukenate

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


loathe

New Member
your probably right there
 


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