Our TOUGHBOOK solution is completely "PLUG & PLAY" ! Nothing else is needed.
The recovery disc for your Toughbook CF-31 that we include is a great for backup in case you need to reinstall Windows and drivers in the future.
It is a huge time saver! Otherwise you need to have a Windows disc and spend hours downloading and configuring drivers for your Toughbook.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
■ Recovery disc
■ Hard drive of choice
■ Hard drive caddy + cable
■ Windows installed. "PLUG & PLAY!"
■ 1 Year Warranty
IMPORTANT - YOU MUST KNOW YOUR CF-31 MARK OR MK MODEL:
To find your full model # look at the label on the bottom of your Toughbook or check the BIOS (Hit F2 when you see the BLUE PANASONIC screen).
The first character after "CF-31_" determines your Mark or MK model. For example CF-31GT2AX1M would be an MK1 / Mark 1 model according to list below.
CF-31 MARK FIRST 3 DIGITS
MK1 CF-31A, CF-31B, CF-31C,
CF-31D, CF-31E, CF-31G
MK2 CF-31J, CF-31K, CF-31M,
CF-31N, CF-31P, CF-31Q,
MK3 CF-31S, CF-31U, CF-31V
MK4 CF-31W, CF-31X, CF-31Y
MK5 CF-311, CF-312, CF-313,
YouTube VIDEO on how to install Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 caddy here
Hard drive Caddy: Toughbook CF-31
Why choose an SSD over a SATA hard drive?
• Speed: This is where SSDs shine. A SATA hard drive requires more time to speed up to operating specs, and will continue to be slower. SSD boots faster, launches and runs apps faster, and transfers files faster.
• Durability: An SSD has no moving parts, so it is more likely to keep your data safe in the event you drop your laptop
• Noise: SSD's are super quiet! All SATA hard drives will emit a bit of noise... but SSDs make no noise at all, since they're non-mechanical.
•Overall: SSD's are faster, more rugged, lighter form factor, make no noise, or fragmentation (technically part of speed). The only downfall is they are more expensive to the older slower SATA hard drives.