Should I upgrade my Mac hard drive to an SSD?
Should I upgrade my Mac hard drive to an SSD? Like all technical upgrades, there are some that are more beneficial than others. However, one Apple Mac upgrade you won’t regret, is the decision to replace your old hard drive with an SSD. Read on for more reasons why this change will literally super-charge your Apple Mac.
What’s an SSD?
SSD stands for Solid State Drive. A solid state drive is exactly that – a sealed component that doesn’t contain any moving parts. You can replace your regular old hard drive with an SSD fairly easily, as long as you know what you’re doing. If you aren’t tech savvy though, we’d always suggest getting a professional to install it.
What’s different about an SSD?
By upgrading your Apple Mac hard drive to an SSD, you can enjoy a number of improvements. Firstly, because there are no moving components, it lasts longer. An SSD doesn’t require a fan. Therefore, it doesn’t make a noise – and there’s no fan to burn out or get full of fluff and debris either. An SSD is also far more resistant to spills and drops that your average hard drive. That’s because it’s a single, solid unit, with very little that can be compromised through accidents – in reason of course.
Will upgrading my Apple Mac make it faster?
Yes. Definitely. The one big change you can make to your Apple Mac to improve speed, if to upgrade your hard drive. Not only will your Apple Mac be faster, it will also be more secure.
How much does an SSD upgrade cost?
Upgrading your Apple Mac is much cheaper than buying a new computer. Let’s face it. A new Apple Mac can set you back thousands of pounds. For less than £200, you can have the latest SSD installed. Not only will your machine be much faster, it will also have more memory. The cost of an upgrade depends on how much you want to spend on your SSD. You might opt for a second hand part. We wouldn’t advise this as there will be no guarantee if things go wrong – even if the cost is much less initially. Even the top-of-the-range SSDs don’t cost an arm and a leg.
How difficult is it to fit an SSD?
If you’re not computer savvy, it’s best to get an expert to do the job. The last thing anyone wants is for more damage to be done trying to fit it, than it actually costs to get the part. Fitting the hard drive is one thing. Making sure it’s compatible with your model and software is another matter. Check with your local Mac Repair specialist to find out more.
What other advantages are there?
Replacing your typical hard drive with an SSD will: make your Apple Mac lighter, cooler and less vulnerable to damage. Your computer will also be significantly quieter. These are all nice perks to have.
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