Other Components For GNU / Linux

Hardware That Actually Works
HDMI To VGA Adapter (TPE-VGAHDMI)
Looking to utilize an older monitor with a new computer? This adapter enables you to connect an older "VGA" or D-SUB monitor to a newer generation of computers that support HDMI.

  • Compatible with most VGA/D-SUB monitors and desktops / laptops with an HDMI port

  • Supports resolutions up to 1920x1080 (1080p Full HD)

  • Gold-plated HDMI to VGA connectors

  • Made of materials resistant to corrosion and wear

  • Built-in active IC chip improves compatibility

Replacement Keyboard For A Penguin Laptop
Have a penguin laptop that needs repaired? If you are looking for a keyboard to replace one you've damaged and previously purchased from us add this product to your shopping cart and we'll locate an appropriate keyboard from our stock.

Please note that while we try and maintain stock of replacement parts for our older laptop models, but there is a slight possibility that we don't have a given part for your laptop model. To help us track down the appropriate keyboard in our inventory please include as much information as possible in the model number text field below. If you have an order # from the original purchase of the laptop please include this information. Even if we do not have a keyboard from the same model laptop we may be able to locate the same keyboard from another model in our inventory as the same part #s / keyboards will often be utilized on multiple models and generations of laptop. Therefore if you have the keyboard model information please include this information as well. It may speed up our inventory search in the event we have "run out of stock" for that part on the specific model laptop.

Replacing a keyboard on a laptop isn't necessarily easy and requires a technical individual with appropriate expertise. If you have a local tech this is how you'd acquire the part they need to fix your laptop. If you don't have a local tech who can replace the keyboard we also offer technical support services and you can send in your laptop to us for repair/replacement. To you would like to send the laptop in and have us replace the keyboard select the appropriate installation service option below and we'll get in contact with you via email with return merchant authorization (RMA) information and where to send the laptop for repair.
2.5” SATA Hard Drive (conventional storage)
Need more room for storing data? Get a conventional 2.5" hard drive. These aren't the fastest drives on the block today, but they still make for a proven inexpensive solution to storing large amounts of data cheaply.

We stock 2.5" hard drives for older computers and mini desktop systems that may not have the physical space for a conventional 3.5" drive. If you need a faster or larger drive consider a 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive.

  • Good solution for expanding storage: Good for storing documents, pictures, and videos

  • Compatibility assured: If it doesn't work send it back within 14 days for a refund!

  • We only stock parts that incorporate better quality components where available and are more reliable

  • If you need assistance determining what drive your system is compatible with contact support


10th Generation Intel Desktop CPUs
Looking to upgrade a penguin desktop? We maintain a stock of parts for many new and old models. CPUs can be a more challenging component to upgrade for many and if you're in need of service we recommend seeking out a local professional to help with the upgrade. Alternatively for those in the United States we can also perform a CPU upgrade at additional charge if you send us your system for servicing.

We should generally have stock of the CPUs listed here, but in the event we have run out please be aware there may be a slight delay. We usually have a constant stream of stock coming in to ensure we can maintain reasonably competitive prices on commodity components like this in addition to offering speedy service.

  • Looking to run a CPU intensive application? An CPU upgrade might be just the thing you need

  • Compatibility assured: If it doesn't work send it back within 14 days for a refund!

  • We stock quality CPUs that are guaranteed to work or your money back: No "refurbished" junk here

  • If you need assistance determining what CPU your system is compatible with contact support


6 ft. 4K UHD Male to Male HDMI Cable With Ethernet And Audio (TPE-6FTHDMI)
The TPE-6FTHDMI cable provides the high-speed data connection you need between your 4K and HDTVs/monitors and various ethernet-connected and home entertainment devices. It is engineered for long-term use with extra insulation and materials that are resistant to wear.

  • 6-ft length is a good amount of cable for mos scenarios

  • High-speed HDMI cable supports 4K and HD devices

  • Made of materials resistant to corrosion and interference

  • Multi-channel surround sound to transfer a single cable

  • Cables includes high-speed ethernet for supported devices

Jumper Wires + SOIC Clip (TPE-JMPCLIP)
Looking to recover a bricked router? We sell SOIC test clips and jumper wires for use with our wireless routers (TPE-R1100, TPE-R1200, TPE-R1300, including most prior generations as well). We include multicolor female to female ribbon cables for flashing routers and similar compatible devices. The ends are meant for insertion into standard 0.1" male headers. Each wire is 20cm (8") in length. The cables can be separated to form an assembly containing the number of wires you require for your connection.

  • Jaw Opening: 0.36 in

  • Length: 1.73 in

  • Number of Pins: 8

  • Product Type: Test Clips

  • 10 8" (20cm) wires included

BYOD Prepaid SIM Kit (Verizon, AT&T, & Three)
Item Features/Specifications:

  • 100% Brand New

  • 3-in-1 kit for maximum compatibility

  • Size: Nano, Micro, and Standard included

  • Compatible with our USB 4G & 5G modems

Interested in service & plan info?

Please note: Cellular service is not included and a separate subscription is required. Also note that not all devices support all SIM cards. Make sure the cellular provider is compatible with your device before purchase. Questions? Contact support.
USB 3.1 Type-C M.2 2230/2242/2260/2280 Portable SATA & NVME Hard Drive Enclosure
Are you looking for an easy solution to copy over data from an old computers SATA M.2 drive? Or maybe you'd like to repurpose a newer NVME drive and utilize it as a fast external drive?

In either case our USB M.2 enclosure should work perfectly out of the box on any recent GNU/Linux system as well as across systems and distributions!

Need help achieving maximum OS compatibility? Checkout our guide on formatting your drive for a variety of use cases: Including EXT4, FAT32, and NTFS.

Note: This includes a USB Type-C cable only. Your system must have a USB-C port for this adapter to work.

  • Supports both SATA & NVME M.2 cards (both M-key and B-key)

  • Supports UASP transport protocol for faster performance

  • Supports USB 2.0 for backward compatibility (at slower speeds)

  • M-key interface: Supports the more modern NVME protocol

  • Backward compatible: B-key interface supports NGFF (SATA III) protocol

  • Supports TRIM directives: Works with active garbage collection to clean up drive

  • No dependencies on NDISWrapper, binary blobs, or proprietary drivers-firmware

  • Supports all Linux and Linux-Libre (free) distributions with USB mass storage support

  • Great documentation & easy to follow video demonstrations: Haven't formatted a disk before? Want to learn how? Check out our video demonstration on managing removable disks with GNOME disks (ships with many popular desktop distributions). Learn to format, properly utilize, dismount, backup, and repair damaged disks.

  • Format a drive with ext4 and acl configured properly and use the enclosure/drive for easily performing offline backups of your data: Need a tutorial check the demonstration on how to securely perform a backup up & restore of your entire home folder using Déjà Dup even between different distributions and releases (included with many popular distributions)

Note: This item is only available for shipping within the United States or when purchased with a computer.

9.5mm Ultra Slim SATA Blu-ray / DVD Writer For GNU / Linux (TPE-BLUDVSATA95)
Careful what you buy- Not all Blu-ray drives are the same! Many can't burn Blu-ray discs and others that can have sketchy support for playing Blu-ray media, but not our 9.5mm Ultra Slim SATA Blu-ray / DVD Writer. Our 9.5mm Blu-ray Writer can both play Blu-ray media and features support for burning Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs.

If you are looking for a solid optical drive look no further as this drive is one of the best. The drive works great for anyone looking to add an inexpensive easy-to-use backup solution to their computer or for playing Blu-ray media via third party firmwares and software.

For those interested in Blu-ray for entertainment our Blu-ray writer also supports flashing of third party firmwares. This can enable playback and ripping of most Blu-ray media on the market today. The flashing of third party firmware is both possible and easier than ever thanks to the drive shipping with unencrypted stock firmware.

Looking for a low cost backup solution? With Blu-ray write speeds of up to 6x and discs capable of storing 100GB it's hard to go wrong. Discs are available in 25GB, 50GB, and 100GB capacities. The drive is also compatible with many popular burning applications for GNU / Linux such as K3B and media / video players such as VLC.

  • A Perfect Companion For Thin & Light Laptops : Assuming your laptop has a 9.5mm SATA slot for an optical drive!

  • Burn Discs Fast: Supports Blu-ray speeds up to 6x, DVD+R discs at up to 8x, & CD-Rs at up to 24x

  • Firmware Updates Compatible: With third party firmwares our drives can play most Blu-ray discs

  • Plug & Record: Up to 100GB of files, photos, & documents can be recorded onto a BD-XL disc

  • With Third Party Firmware & Supported GNU/Linux Software: Play & Even Rip 4K Ultra HD Video

  • Best Supported Blu-ray Drive For GNU/Linux & Free Software: In-house & third party documentation


Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting our "Standard Shipping" option or our USPS shipping option if within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

Category Specification
BD-R (SL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
M-DISC BD (BD-R) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV
BD-R (DL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
BD-R (TL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV
BD-R (QL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV
BD-R (LTH) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
BD-RE (SL/DL/TL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV
DVD-R (SL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD-R (DL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD+R (SL) (Max Write Speed) 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
M-DISC DVD (DVD+R) (Max Write Speed) 4x PCAV
DVD+R (DL) (Max Write Speed) 2.4x CLV, 6x ZCLV
DVD+RW (Max Write Speed) 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x, 6x, 8x ZCLV
DVD-RW (Max Write Speed) 2x, 3x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD-RAM (Max Write Speed) 2x, 3x CLV, 5x PCAV
CD-R (Max Write Speed) 10x CLV, 16x PCAV, 24x CAV
CD-RW (Max Write Speed) 4x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV
BD-ROM SL/DL (Max Read Speed) 6x CAV
BD-R SL/DL (Max Read Speed) 6x CAV
BD-R TL/QL 6x CAV
BD-R SL LTH (Max Read Speed) 6x CAV
BD-R SL LTH (Max Read Speed) 6x CAV
BD-RE SL/DL (Max Read Speed) 6x CAV
BD-RE TL (Max Read Speed) 4x PCAV
BDMV (AACS Compliant Disc)(SL/DL) (Max Read Speed) 6x CAV
DVD-ROM SL/DL (Max Read Speed) 8x CAV
DVD-R SL/DL (Max Read Speed) 8x CAV
DVD+R SL/DL (Max Read Speed) 8x CAV
DVD-RW (Max Read Speed) 8x CAV
DVD+RW (Max Read Speed) 8x CAV
DVD-RAM (Max Read Speed) 2x, 3x CLV, 5x PCAV
DVD-Video (CSS Compliant Disc)(SL/DL) (Max Read Speed) 8x CAV
CD-R/RW/ROM (Max Read Speed) 24x / 24x / 24x CAV
CD-DA (Max Read Speed) 24x CAV
BD-ROM ACCESS TIME (1/3 STROKE) 250ms typ.
DVD-ROM ACCESS TIME (1/3 STROKE) 200ms typ.
CD-ROM ACCESS TIME (1/3 STROKE) 200ms typ.
BD-ROM SUSTAINED TRANSFER RATE 26.97 MB/s (6x) max.
DVD-ROM SUSTAINED TRANSFER RATE 11.08 MB/s (6x) max.
CD-ROM SUSTAINED TRANSFER RATE 3.6 MB/s (24x) max.
BUFFER SIZE 4MB Buffer Under-run prevention function embedded
HOST INTERFACE SATA
OPERATING SYSTEMS (supported) GNU/Linux
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (Minimium) CPU Intel Pentium D 3.2GHz or Higher (with USB 2.0)
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (Reccomended) CPU Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz or higher
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS HDD 30GB or more of available space
(60GB for Blu-ray Disc authoring)
RAM 1GB or Higher
BD Video Playback CPU Following CPU recommended - Intel:E6400 or higher


Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)


The drive is supported across all recent distributions and releases. If you have any questions feel free to contact sales.

Please note: We only provide direct support for select functionality and documenation as is posted to our web site. We do not support third party documention nor functionality pertaining to: Third party firmwares, flashing of third party firmwares, ripping of audio/video discs, or playback of commercially produced video discs.
5.25-inch Ultra-Fast 16X SATA Blu-ray Writer For GNU/Linux (TPE-BLUDVSATA)
Careful what you buy- Not all Blu-ray drives are the same! Many can't burn Blu-ray discs and others that can have sketchy support for playing Blu-ray media, but not our Ultra-Fast 16X Blu-ray / DVD Writer. This Blu-ray Writer can both play Blu-ray media and features support for burning Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs.

If you are looking for a solid optical drive look no further as this drive is one of the best. The drive works great for anyone looking to add an inexpensive easy-to-use backup solution to their computer or for playing Blu-ray media via third party firmwares and software.

For those interested in Blu-ray for entertainment our Blu-ray writer also supports flashing of third party firmwares. This can enable playback and ripping of most Blu-ray media on the market today. The flashing of third party firmware is both possible and easier than ever thanks to the drive shipping with unencrypted stock firmware.

Looking for a low cost backup solution? With Blu-ray write speeds of up to 16x and discs capable of storing 100GB it's hard to go wrong. Discs are available in 25GB, 50GB, and 100GB capacities. The drive is also compatible with many popular burning applications for GNU / Linux such as K3B and media / video players such as VLC.

  • Excellent Results: This 5.25" Blu-ray drive is designed for a traditional desktop system and offers faster speeds and superior results compared to other optical drivers on the market

  • Burn Discs Fast: Supports burning Blu-ray discs at up to 16x, DVD±R discs at up to 16x, & CD-Rs at up to 48x

  • Firmware Flashable: With third party firmware our drives can play most Blu-ray discs including 4k UltraHD

  • Plug & Record: Up to 100GB of files, photos, & documents can be recorded onto a BD-XL disc

  • With Third Party Firmware & Appropriate GNU/Linux Software: Play & Even Rip 4K Ultra HD Video

  • Best Supported Blu-ray Drive For GNU/Linux & Free Software: In-house & third party documentation

  • Includes drive, but requires SATA & power cable (Need these? Let us know in comments at checkout!)


Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting our "Standard Shipping" option or our USPS shipping option if within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

Category Specification
Face-plate Color Black
Read Speed (max) BD-ROM : 12X
BD-R(SL, M-DISC) : 12X
BD-RE : 10X
DVD-ROM : 16X
DVD+R : 16X
DVD-R : 16X
DVD+R(SL, M-DISC) : 12X
DVD+RW : 12X
DVD-RW : 12X
DVD+R(DL) : 12X
DVD-R(DL) : 12X
DVD-RAM : 5X
CD-ROM : 48X
CD-R : 48X
Write Speed (max) BD-R : 16X
BD-R(SL, M-DISC) : 4X
BD-R(DL) : 12X
BD-R(TL) : 8X
BD-R(QL) : 6X
BD-RE : 2X
DVD+R : 16X
DVD-R : 16X
DVD+R(SL, M-DISC) : 4X
DVD+RW : 8X
DVD-RW : 6X
DVD+R(DL) : 8X
DVD-R(DL) : 8X
DVD-RAM : 5X
CD-R : 48X
CD-RW : 24X
Interface SATA
M-DISC Yes, designed for archival-quality storage for up to 1,000 years
O/S Compatibility Linux
MS Windows® 11
MS Windows® 10
MS Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Note: ThinkPenguin, Inc does not offer end-user support for MS Windows)
System Requirements CPU: Intel® Pentium® D 945(3.4 GHz) or higher
RAM: 1 GB or more is recommended
HDD: 10 GB or more
HDCP compatible screen for some high definition digital content
Power Requirement (internal drive) DC+5V ±2.5%, DC+12V ±3%
Bundled Software NA (see documenation for info on apps and burning tips)
Dimensions 170 x 146 x 41 mm (L/W/H)
Drive Weight 650 ± 50 g
Includes Drive (request SATA & power cables in comment section at check out if you need them)


Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)


The drive is supported across all recent distributions and releases. If you have any questions feel free to contact sales.

Please note: We only provide direct support for select functionality and documenation as is posted to our web site. We do not support third party documention nor functionality pertaining to: Third party firmwares, flashing of third party firmwares, ripping of audio/video discs, or playback of commercially produced video discs.