CF-30 MK1 Memory , HDD and W7 upgrade Info

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  1. SirJ

    SirJ Notebook Consultant

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    I have a CF30 coming in the mail that has windows 7 pro. I am pretty excited to use Windows 7.
     
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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    You will like the 30. Add 4GB memory and a SSD and that 30 will fly.
     
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    SirJ Notebook Consultant

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    It's only a mk1 but I'm sure it's a step up from this cf29 which btw is soooooooo slow. I need to figure out if the cf29 battery and power cord will work with the 30.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    yes they will
     
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    Oh yes it's a step up for sure. A SSD + extra memory will give the MK1 a good boost. That's what I did.
     
  6. SirJ

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    Do you have a recommended SDD brand?
    I use my toughbook for programming radios only. So 250gb and less is all the capacity I need. It already has 4gb memory.
    P. 'S should I also upgrade the mk1 CF29 with a SDD? Memory seems to be hard to find.

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    I use Intel, Samsung, Kingston to name a few. Stay with the name brand and you should be OK. I would forget about upgrading the 29 . The 29 is not worth a lot and to put a ssd in it will cost to much.
     
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    I'll look into a Kingston SSD for the 30.

    How hard is it to clone a hard drive?

    Can I use a sata kit external power supply with sata to usb, and just take the old CF30 Hard drive copy it to my desktop, then plug in the new sata drive and drag and drop it in the hd then reinstall it in the CF30?


    Fry's electronics has this for $59
    MQ01ABF050H
    Toshiba hybrid SSHD.
     
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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    It's not hard if you use the right software like Acronis True Image. Now that said you are getting a 30 that you really know nothing about or who the seller is or really what he put on it. When I get myself another laptop first thing I do is do a fresh install. If your 30 has a windows 7 COA on the bottom all you need is the Panasonic restore disk. This will load W7 and all you drivers for about $20.00

    This is what I call a want-a-be SSD . It's no SSD and it's only 5400rpm. Go for the real thing. A new 250GB is under $100.00 if you look around...Newegg or Amazon
     
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    Eh I wasn't thinking about the fact that it is used and could have someone else's junk in it. No COA and No cd reader. So I'm thinking I guess I need to buy windows 7 pro and a USB drive or a OEM cd drive.
     
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