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

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    M34 mk4.. 800mhz....768mb ram

    Win7 superlite custom build..1.8" 64 gb SSD...Intel 2915 wifi with Vista driver.......SigmaTel with XP sound driver ...
    Everything works
    Boot time from when Panasonic flashes to ready to use win7.....43 seconds.....
    I have not tweaked it with UWT yet...
     
  2. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    We could compare notes if I could get windows to load on mine. I started off with the 128gb 1.8/Msata ssd I had in a unit like it before, but it keeps blue screening during loading. I still have a 40gb ide and the other adapter to load 7 on as well so it can all be equal on comparing. I am hoping for much faster screens than last time. I think that other adapter I had is what was limiting me to 30mb speeds.


    And here are two shots of the heater and probe.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/safjist_nipnog/16956596291/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/safjist_nipnog/16956661201/
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    heater looks exactly like mine...
     
  4. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    Shawn...so the adapter will fit into the 34 caddy. Mine sticks out a bit but never tried to take the bottom off the 34 yet and see if the cover will close ok.
     
  5. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    The adapter and COMPLETE caddy are back in the M34 with the bottom screwed on....

    I had a couple issues with Zorin....Linux related...So I installed a Win7 superlite version. Works like a charm..
     
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    Thank you all for sharing your feedback and experience.

    DigitZoom Team.
     
  7. safn1949

    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    I would like to get that superlite Windows 7,got a link?:D
     
  8. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I got some link sausage for breakfast tomorrow.:vbbiggrin: Is that close enough? :hi:

    I just knew people were going to start asking.....:vbrolleyes:
     
  9. ohlip

    ohlip Toughbook Modder

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    This is my only own opinion with regards to this item. If this adapter only cost 5-8buck maybe. $30.00 now a day, you can buy a used CF-19MK1. Of course you need a bit of patience when looking at ebay. For Linux user, yes! it will give them a good choice coz those old system still have some use for them.

    ohlip
     
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