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What is this connector on my Toshiba (Dell) DVD RW drive?
February 16, 2014 3:26 PM   Subscribe

Here's a picture - this is the only connector on the drive, so it presumably carries power and data. The drive is a slimline TS -L462.
posted by Sebmojo to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
It's the SATA power. There will be another port that needs a SATA data cable.
posted by Sequence at 3:37 PM on February 16

I think it's a slim 50-pin IDE ATAPI connector. Missing the characteristic SATA notches.

Some googling says this drive is an IDE drive anyway.
posted by sbutler at 3:47 PM on February 16

Yeah, looks like a JAE 50-pin. A bit hard to tell from the angle.
posted by introp at 3:50 PM on February 16

Oh, huh, I hadn't seen the slim IDE ones before and didn't even think about that. Remarkably similar size/shape.
posted by Sequence at 4:36 PM on February 16

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