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Harddrive exchange I recently bought an V1100 without an installed harddrive and im now wondering what kind of HD im supposed to buy cause it seems the 1.8" formfactor is the way to go but that the standard 50pin ide connection is not right.Help would be much appretiated.Best,Fredrik

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I called viewsonic and this is the part no. they gave me you can order it on there website http://store.viewsonic.com
Part No. M-MS-0808-7635
just run a search on it

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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Oscar,

Do you know what type of 512 module you installed? I just picked up a V1100 on eBay and really want to upgrade the RAM, but am afraid of compatability issues. If you could tell me the brand and or part number, that would be awesome. Thanks.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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Thanks Oscar!

I recently sold the unit but i will give the buyer this info.

Best.

Frepe

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

Fredrik,

I don't know if you still need this info as you've not posted back here since your initial post but I finally took pics of the actual adapter from my V1100 that you'll need to install a hard drive in your tablet. Hope this helps and sorry about it taking so long.

Oscar

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Hi Fredrik,

I replaced the OEM 20gb HD on my V1100 last year with a 100gb laptop drive which I believe it was a standard IDE drive. One thing I seem to recall was that there is an "adapter" that fits over the pins on the drive's IDE connector and you may be missing that seeing it was purchased w/o a HD.

I am out of town returning home on 11/13 and will check mine out then and post back here.

BTW, I also upgraded the RAM by adding a 512mb modue bumping it up to 768mb which dramatically increased the tablet's performance immediately. I have not tried to replace the factory installed 256mb module yet but would think that as long as you keep things consistent in keeping with the OEM RAM specs you can probably replace it with a 512mb module of the same specs. ViewSonic's tech support was clueless in answering me last year when I queried them on upgrading the HD to 100gb and the RAM. They kept telling me that they were sure the mobo couldn't handle the larger HD and increased RAM, their "documentation" told them that the V1100 can only handle 512mb of RAM. Tech said they'd call me back and I never did hear back from them and went ahead and made the upgrades successfully. I have a Dell Latitude D620 w/Intel Core Duo CPU that is great but I love my V1100 tabletPC for reading and studying and for it's ease of use in that you don't have a screen to flip up and worry about breaking, etc..., and the fact it is wireless is great too.

Oscar

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  • Oscar Nov 27, 2007

    Hi Fredrik,



    Sorry it took so long to post back here, have been busy the past few weeks and w/the holiday here and all.



    I finally took the HD out of my V1100 and yes there is an adapter that fits over the pins on the HD to convert to female edge style of connector similar to the following:


    The connector used is different than the one pictured and I'll try to take some good pics of the actual one used and post back here. If I were you I'd try contacting the seller you bought from and ask if they still have the old HDs as they probably removed them complete with the adapter, if they don't have them then I'd try contacting Viewsonic tech support to see if they have them available or an electronic/computer parts store.



    Oscar

  • Oscar Jan 11, 2008

    danedwards,



    Below are the specs on the type of RAM used in the V1100:



  • Package: 144-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: SDRAM, PC133
  • Specs: SDRAM, PC133 • CL=2 • Non-parity • 133MHz • 3.3V • 32Meg x 64

  • That is direct from Crucial.com and note that even though they AND Viewsonic both tell you the max RAM that can be accepted by the V1100 is 512mb in the way of 2x256mb modules I successfully installed the 512mb module into the user accessible slot and it recognized a total of 768mb right off the bat and I've encountered no issues whatsoever. BTW, I also installed a 100gb HD into it as well and it was recognized right away too even though Viewsonic tech supp told me it wouldn't.



    Best of luck and hope the above helps ya.



    Oscar

  • Oscar Jan 11, 2008

    danedwards,



    Here are the specs from Crucial.com for the type of RAM used in the V1100:



  • Package: 144-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: SDRAM, PC133
  • Specs: SDRAM, PC133 • CL=2 • Non-parity • 133MHz • 3.3V • 32Meg x 64

  • I installed a 512mb module in the user accessible slot and it recognized a total of 768mb right off the bat and I've had no issues whatsoever. Note that even though both Crucial and Viewsonic say the max accepted by the V1100 is 512mb in the way of two 256mb modules I had no problem adding the 512mb. The same went for the HD, I was told by Viewsonic tech supp that it wouldn't accept the 100gb HD so I decided to try it anyways and IT WORKED, no problems whatsoever.



    Hope the above helps and best of luck.



    Oscar

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