First off, I want to express my humble gratitude to the toughbooktalk brain trust for their recent advice.
I joined this forum as a result of Rob's suggestion after our chat concerning the migration from XP to Win7. It certainly has been eye opening.
Anyway, now that Win7 is out of the way, I'd like to upgrade to an SSD. Given that my Toshiba MK8032GSX hard drive is 5 years old, I thought it would be prudent to move to a new drive. I was going to get a Crucial M500, but their compatibility reference indicated their drive to be compatible to a CF-74GCDADBM and mine is a CF-74GCDEKBM. After an online chat with their tech support, I was informed my drive is PATA and not SATA and that I would need an IDE to SATA adapter. So, now I'm confused as I thought the MKIII is SATA.
They also recommended that I don't image the Toshiba HDD and copy it over to the SSD, but instead use cloning. I've never cloned but have used Paragon routinely in the past for backup images. So, that looks to be another challenge.
I did a quick search on the forum, but didn't come up with any useful "how-to" information to proceed with this. Any advice you guys can suggest would be welcomed.
I know.. I know.... go find a CF-52 or 53.