Optimize - FZ-55

How to optimize your Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55

You use your Panasonic Toughbook every day so why wouldn’t you want a laptop that’s running at its peak performance? Optimize your laptop by upgrading the RAM/memory and hard drive to maximize your laptop's performance. Let’s take a look at each one.


One of the most important components you can upgrade on your Panasonic Toughbook is your memory. RAM, also known as Random Access Memory, is where your computer temporarily stores your data so that your processor can quickly and easily retrieve it. It works like this: When you start a program, your processor gives a command to retrieve it from the hard drive. Once retrieved from the hard drive, your system needs a workspace to store that information so that your processor can manipulate and interact with it faster and more easily. That storage component is your RAM. 

A commonly asked question is, “Does more RAM make my system run faster?” Technically no, but here’s what it does do: It makes your programs run faster. More RAM allows you to run more programs or larger programs faster because you can now store more programs and information in your RAM. If the total number of programs or data exceeds the amount of RAM capacity in your computer, your system will see a significant loss in performance. When that happens your computer doesn’t just stop running, the processor just goes back to the hard drive to retrieve the data it’s requesting and reading data from a hard drive is a much slower process than reading data from RAM. We’ve all had a computer that “bogs” down, but increasing your RAM will help eliminate that from happening.

Upgrading your computer’s RAM to the maximum possible amount will allow your system to run at its maximum performance. The maximum capacity of RAM / Memory for your Panasonic Toughbook can vary depending on which generation Toughbook you have or are considering buying. 

Check here to find out the maximum amount of RAM / Memory your Toughbook can hold.


A hard drive is the hardware device that permanently stores and retrieves all of your digital content. Your hard drive stores your operating system, software programs, and personal files. 

The Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 already comes equipped with an ultra-fast M.2 (NGFF) 2280 Solid State Drive (SSD). Optimize the performance of your laptop by upgrading the capacity of your SSD. Another great option that’s available on the FZ-55 is that it can also be equipped with a second M.2 SSD drive to increase the capacity of your laptop. 

A solid state drive (SSD) is a solid state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies (flash memory) to store data persistently. SSDs have no moving parts and use an SSD controller for reading, writing, and transferring data. Most SSDs use NAND flash technology which does not require power in order to retain data similar to USB thumb drives or SD memory cards.

Check here to see what hard drive options are available for the Toughbook FZ-55.

And don’t forget to make your Toughbook mobile friendly with 4G/LTE broadband. Use your Toughbook for what it was made to do! Learn more.


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