Genuine OEM Panasonic part
This caddy/enclosure hosts a HDD or SSD of your choice, and plugs into your Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 laptop through an external door on the side of the laptop. Comes complete with screws, plastic sleeve, front connector (SATA), foam-padding, heat sensor, and cupper flushing. Any standard laptop SATA 2.5" drive can be used with this caddy.
Installing a HDD or SSD into this enclosure is a delicate process and we recommend having it done by a trained technician. Alternatively, you can simply add your choice of HDD or SSD to the order here, and we will do the rest for you! You will receive an assembled kit ready to go in your laptop.
Need Windows OS installed?
Not a problem, you can request an operating system (OS) to be pre-installed on the HDD/SSD for your laptop's specific model. The operating system will come fully installed with all original drivers & utilities, ready to use. All you have to do is plug-in the enclosure and start using your laptop!
Operating system differs from one Toughbook CF-31 to another. There are basically 5 different Toughbook CF-31 editions; MK1 through MK5, and we need to know which one you are buying this hard drive for in order to install proper drivers & utilities if you do request OS install.
How to tell which one is yours? That is very easy. Here is one way to tell:
Model number: Each toughbook comes with full model number printed at the back. The full model number looks something like CF-31xxxxxx where the very first character after CF-31 indicates the MK.
CF-31C/D/E/F/G -> MK1
CF-31J/K/M/N/P/Q/R -> MK2
CF-31S/U/V -> MK3
CF-31W/X/Y -> MK4
CF-311/2/3/4 -> MK5
NOTE: Operating System requires a license/product key to be activated (licensed). Although the laptop may run Windows without issues, the copy will not be licensed (legal) until a valid product key is used and applied. We can help you activate your copy of Windows over the phone, or by email if needed. Product key is normally attached to the laptop (underneath). Otherwise you will either be locked out of the operating system, or a "non-genuine copy" will be displayed on the background along with a constant reminder that you need to activate Windows. We do not sell or offer Windows licenses here.
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