As you may saw by having a look on my previous posts in my blog I do own a Toshiba Satellite R630 which I very similar to the Portege R700/705 and Dynabook R730. Nearly two weeks ago I decided to update at least my Satellite R630 running Windows 7 since the beginning to Windows 8. […]
In the last week I decided to exchange the hard disk of my Toshiba Satellite R630 against a solid state disk and use the old disk as external drive. Made a few pictures of the physical exchange and wrote some sentences about what I did to get the thin working. That’s the content of this […]
Toshiba released on the 3rd of March 2011 a new BIOS for its notebooks: – Satellite R630 – Portege R700 – Portege R705 So far I do not know which improvements it includes, but soon I wanted to try to install openSUSE 11.4 on my Satelitte R630. Then I will see how the combination of […]
Today I ordered a SSD to replace the HDD in my Toshiba Satellite R630 (same like Portege R700/R705). I choose the Curial RealSSD C300 with 128 GB capacity, because the benchmarks were looking very promising. Instead of using the SandForce Controller Crucial decided to an own design based on a ARM CPU. And it looks […]
Toshiba released on the 25th of November the BIOS version B1.70-WIN-EC1.40 for the Satellite R630 and Portege R700. I did not find any information about the improvements it included, but I hope they did something regarding ACPI. I already installed it but I had no time yet to check if Linux (Arch Linux and openSUSE) […]
I do own a Toshiba Satellite R630 and I want to run Linux on it, because in common I do use Linux only since years and all the programs I use are Linux/Unix programs. I already tried to run the laptop with OpenSUSE 11.3 (64 bit) [see:Linux openSUSE on Toshiba Satellite R630/ Portege R705] but […]
I tested to run openSUSE 11.3 on the Toshiba Satellite R630 without deleting the pre-installed Windows 7 Home Edition. The experiences I made shall be valid in 95% for the Toshiba Portege R700/705 as well as the Dynabooks R730 too. At the end the tests where not very satisfying but it looks like the Linux support will be better in the near future.
After looking around I found out that Toshiba is offering a consumer version of the Portege R700 which belongs to the Satellite-Series the R630 (in the US it is the Portege R705). At the beginning I thought that the device looks similar and has similar specifications, but must be different regarding build quality and features. In the end I found out that the differences are quite small related to the physical device!