Panasonic CF29 SSD

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  1. Kieran D

    Kieran D Newbie

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    I have a panasonic CF29 i am using for car diagnostic software. I am looking to speed it up a bit and have searched on here and on google for an SSD adapter.

    A lot of the threads are quite old now. I see mentions of tech tuff, and several links which are now no longer working.

    Is it still possible to get an SSD adapter for a CF29? Could this machine run windows 10?
     
  2. Stewboy

    Stewboy Notebook Consultant

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    I don't know about the ssd adapter on a 29, but I'm pretty sure that a 29 will not run W10.
     
  3. kode-niner

    kode-niner Notebook Consultant

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    If there are still pics of the techtuff adapter, you may be able to find one on eBay from a Chinese seller. Make sure it looks very close to if not exactly like the original since, if I remember well, some of them had fitment and compatibility issues.

    I have mine kicking around in a box somewhere here. If I ever get to it I'll snap a pic if you can't find one.
     
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    kode-niner Notebook Consultant

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    Ah well, this still on the techtough.com website despite it not being visibly on sale:
    https://www.techtough.com/instructions

    You might as well just contact them in case they still have some.
     
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  5. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    I think I have a thread on toughbooktalk where I tested a ton of different adapters in a CF-28, M34 and a CF-29. The best one for windows was a IDE to M-SATA adaptor. Just have to research your controllers as some of them had good read speeds but had very crappy write speeds and it wasn’t the SSD fault it was the adaptors fault.

    I also tried IDE to SD card and IDE to compact flash adaptors that worked good on Linux but your storage memory size was limited.

    I still use my 29 and M34 Mk 7 for car stuff. The 29 has my Holley commander 950 stuff on it. What programs are you using?

    With some tweaking I got windows 7 to work good on my 29 and M34 but have since on the 29 dropped back to XP on it since I don’t use it on the internet anymore.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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  7. kschewe

    kschewe Notebook Geek

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    are you using this? how much ram is it taking?


    also for hard drive info
    ive used many ide to msata for cf-t5's to ancient pentium 2 from ebay for less then 20 cad
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I will need to find my m34, then boot it and see.
     
  9. CLASSIF1ED

    CLASSIF1ED Notebook Enthusiast

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    What you need is this:
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  10. kschewe

    kschewe Notebook Geek

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    I use similar to above ide to msata on many toughbooks. even very old pentium 2 has this device. ssd drive or nothing these days
     
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