Nothing else is needed. The recovery disc for your Toughbook CF-53 that we include will easily install Windows and all the drivers for you, the process will start once the laptop boots from the recovery DVD.


And it is also 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.






■  Recovery disc for Toughbook CF-53: Installs Windows + drivers


■  Hard drive of your choice for your Toughbook CF-53


■  3rd party Hard drive caddy + cable for Toughbook CF-53


■  1 Year Warranty + 60 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee






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-53_" determines your Mark or MK model. For example CF-53AAGZX1M would be an MK1 according to list below.



Mark or MK        First 3 digits


CF-53 MK1         CF-53A, D, E


CF-53 MK2         CF-53J, L, M


CF-53 MK3         CF-53S, U, V, Y, Z


CF-53 MK4         CF-532, 3, 4, 5, 7



Hard Drive Caddy: Toughbook CF-53

  • 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.