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Adding a Solid State Drive to your existing Mac.

You've got your old faithful Mac sitting in front of you on your desk but for some reason it isn't as quick as it used to be and you are reluctant to shell out for a newer model as it's only 5 or 6 years old. What more can you do to boost its performance for another year or two? You've maxed the RAM as advised by your friendly Mac consultant and that has helped a bit but it's not ready for retirement yet, surely?


For some of you these maybe be everyday thoughts, thankfully there is something you can do that would benefit - replace the aging, mechanical hard drive with a solid-state drive (SSD). A solid-state drive has no moving parts and uses flash memory so is blisteringly fast. It is significantly faster than a conventional hard drive for read / write access tasks. in addition, an SSD generates less heat within, uses less energy and is more reliable than conventional drives. Not all SSDs are Mac compatible so please check before you purchase.


There are however some negatives about SSDs. The cost per gigabyte is much more than ordinary drives. A typical 1Tb conventional drive costs less than £50.00 whereas a 500Gb SSD (half of 1Tb) costs around £130.00. Unless you are very confident or experienced in opening up iMacs and MacBook Pros, then you will need to get a specialist such as ourselves in to physically install the drive. In addition, you will need to clone all your data from the old drive onto the new drive which again may require some specialist knowledge. However, the extra time saving in speed and performance of your upgraded Mac will be worth it.


To get a personalised quote for a possible SSD upgrade then please get in touch on 01494 809551 or drop us an email at [email protected]