SSD Optimization in Toughbooks

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  1. Toughbook

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    Fast Boot in BIOS, yes... Not sure of what you mention in Power Settings. I have the performance bar all the way over. Boot times now at 43 seconds... So, not bad actually.

    Shawn... As I said I used Windows Tweaker on my last laptops but I have to say I am digging the straight Win10 after adjusting a few things... Tiles, etc.

    What "New to you " laptop are you waiting for? What model?
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    As I cover my head to avoid recognition. I bought a Lenovo Idealpad 330 with a 17" screen. It is roughly a year and a half old.
    Core i5 8250U, 1tb spinner, 8gb ram. .3 mp webcam, DVD writer, Has an Intel 3165 wifi at the moment. Blank HDD waiting for a clean W10 install.

    My plans are for an Intel AX200 wifi card, A 1tb SSD as the main and a 500gb SSD in the optical bay. Upgrade the webcam to a 1mp 720p.
    8gb should be enough for w10 that I will never play games on.

    I am concerned about going from a CF-52 to a totally plastic Lenovo. I need to change how I do things. The CF 52 platform is quite dated. I wanted a 17" screen and Panasonic does not offer anything even close. Not even a current platform 15.6" screen. So I will try the Lenovo. I got it for $300 only needing an OS loaded on it. Not a steal but a good price for an auction.

    I find it refreshing as to all the information Lenovo readily supplies. Parts lists and parts photos online. Listing all the original parts on your exact machine. Then it lists the compatible parts from all the different versions of your maxhine. Repair manuals easily found. Lenovo even has a forum on it's website. Ask questions on how to mod or upgrade and they answer you. No worries of getting in trouble for mentioning a password or sharing a parts list / repair manual. Lenovo is much more customer friendly.

    https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd500199-product-overview-330-17ikb


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  3. Toughbook

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    I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 that my company gives me. After using a Toughbook for years, it is difficult to get used to. The touchpad is just wonky and the touchscreen is actually too sensitive. I actually bricked 3 company laptops as they have it set up that if you don't log on within 6 months... It automatically bricks and you have to send it back to them to reload everything. I was solely dependent on my CF-31 for years. But the company tightened security for email access. I have since found work-arounds for most stuff so I am about ready to hit the road again using my 55 as soon as my Gamber Johnson car mount gets here.

    I will remove the Lind power supply from the Havis mount I used for the CF-31 and put everything back in my truck... Though I am not sure I will even need it with the battery life in the 55... I can go 2-3 days between charges now... If I am careful. But I will install it anyway to be prepared.
     
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    I knew I would have some big trade offs from the Toughbooks, even the CF 52. I am hoping I can adjust.
    I wanted a 17" screen and Panasonic does not offer one. I quickly looked at an Asus but the Ideapad came up so I grabbed it. Hope I made a good choice.

    I am still preparing USB sticks to install Win 10 on it so I have not really used the Ideapad yet.
    I need to decide if I want to go with the recovery as new Win 10 or the latest release.
    Maybe I can install the recovery and my latest version will just upgrade it.

    I am making a Toughbook grade AC adapter. It came with a wimpy 45watt (2.25amp) one. I bought (ebay) a 170watt (8.5amp) brick and the proper end to splice on.
    You can take the guy out of the Toughbook but can't take the Toughbook out of the guy.
     
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    I remember buying a box of 25 (or so) ThinkPad power supplies. The cool thing was they came with cigarette lighter adapters too.... Sort of a cheap Lind. I think I paid $5 each for them at the time. They came with a nice zippered bag too. The one I have been using the last 7 years finally gave up after the plug that goes into the side of the adapter wore out. I still have several of them. But I ended up switching to the Panny one that came with the laptop.
     
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    I have 2 or 3 of those dual adapters. Unfortunately the Ideapad is 20 volt. I think Dell made dual adapters at a higher voltage.
     
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    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    I bought about 100 of those in 3 different buys from the same guy to go with Toughbooks I was selling, in bulk of 30 or more they were dirt cheap even with shipping.
     
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    Now I know where are all those adapters I tried to find!
     
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    I think I still have 2 of those dual adapters.

    I am loading Win 10 on the Ideapad. The touchpad is not nearly as responsive as a Toughbook. Maybe once it is all installed I can speed the touchpad up.
     
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    That's the first thing I do to a Toughbook... Speed up the touchpad to 90%!
     
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