Can now install SATA hard drives in Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 with IDE / SATA adapter

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  1. SHEEPMAN!

    SHEEPMAN! Freelance

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    I watched the video last week.
    My sense of humor ....or lack there-of is a little different.:)
    The three sets of hands were UNCNDL1, safn1949 and sadlmkr at the first annual TDR (Talking Dog Ranch) grass fed beef and CF-M33 soiree. We had a great time....first eye to eye contact after years of forums and PM's.
    Next year we'll do it again first week-end in February. Be there or be square.
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    Bottom line: this is a fine product.:D
     
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  2. DigitZoom

    DigitZoom Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi Sadlmkr, I'm sure it was fun :)

    Thank you for your feedback!
     
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  3. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Update,
    Since someone wants my CF18 caddy, I was motivated to swap the adapter into my M34.
    I used a 1.8" 64gb SSD drive without a case..fit like a charm. All the original covers and foam from the M34 are in place.
    I had to use a couple pieces of foam strips to fill the gaps.
    At this moment, I am installing Zorin.
    Photos soon.
     
  4. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    I brought the adapter I have and my 34 with me to work as to test out as well. Hope soon to be posting up some base line tests HDD and SSD. Linux and Windows 7, Windows xp.
     
  5. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    pix in a M34

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  6. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    Shawn, have you ever seen a heater for a M34? The last Mk7 I got looked new, but didn't have the rubber keyboard on it like the other two Mk7's I have. When I opened it up yesterday I see the hard drive was gone, but everything was in the caddy, even a heater and a prob looking thing. It has two different plug ins that plug in right next to the hard drive plug.
     
  7. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Yep this one had a heater and probe. I pulled it out and put in in a drawer..
     
  8. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    None of the four I have came with a heater also one of the caddy I got was factory boxed/sealed and it didn't have it .
     
  9. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Well,,that's because I am "special"..
     
  10. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    The CF-17, CF-M34 Mk2,3,7,7,7 all didn't have it. I have another Mk3 but it's the one that looks new and still had a never been signed into for the first time with windows 2000. I haven't looked to see if that one had one in it or not. Didn't even realize it was a option.
     
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