Why you should upgrade your Mac to an SSD

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Why you should upgrade your Mac to an SSD: Is your mac getting sluggish? Are you getting frustrated with its performance? If you’ve tried all the tested ways to speed it up, and are still not satisfied, we have the answer you’ve been looking for. An SSD is the silver bullet in terms of Mac upgrade performance. SSD stands for Solid State Drive – and it’s a piece of tech to replace your current hard drive. Macbook that are more than a couple of years old will slow down, so getting your hard drive upgraded to an SSD is the cost-effective solution to your problems.


Let’s face it. Macs are an investment. They are expensive tech. You choose to use a Mac because they are great computers. So when your Mac slows down, it’s frustrating. However, in this age of sustainability, med, fix and repair has never been so trendy, or in this case, so economical. If you purchased your Mac prior to 2013, its probably running with a standard hard drive. Users invest in Macs because they don’t need replacing every four to five years. It makes sense – even more so if you can upgrade your Mac without too much fuss.

A new Mac can set you back a good £1,500, so upgrading your current tech is a better solution than buying new.

How does an SSD work?

Solid State Drives are compatible with most laptops and PC’s as well as Macs. This is good to know if you have other computers you plan to revamp too. An SSD is very different to a standard hard drive. Traditionally, hard drives use a spinning disk for storage space.  An SSD drive is packed with stable memory chips that store your information more securely, as well as speeding up your computer and providing greater storage space.

SSD’s are more secure for your Mac

Standard hard drives aren’t secure. They are vulnerable to over-heating, corruption and being dropped. One of our most frequent tasks as computer engineers, is data recovery from corrupted or damaged hard drives. Very often we are successful in retrieving that information. But there are times when there is nothing that can be done. When that happens to a drive packed with vital information for the user, it’s a traumatic experience for them. We therefore recommend upgrading to and SSD if you are experiencing problems with your current hard drive.

How will an SSD affect my Mac’s performance?

Upgrading to an SSD will transform your user experience. Your Mac, laptop or PC (SSD’s are available in lots of formats) will be faster and more efficient. You can relax in the knowledge that your data is securely stored. Your computer will be quieter. Your work space will be more peaceful. There is less chance of the Mac overheating because the SSD has no moving parts, so does not need to be cooled constantly.

How do I upgrade my Mac to an SSD?

Macs produced prior to 2013 – and Macbook Airs made before 2015, were not fitted with an SSD. Even if an SSD was fitted, technology has moved on massively in the past five years. So, an upgrade of your current SSD is advisable. The newest Macbooks and Mac laptops have SSD’s permentantly fixed to the motherboard. This means that upgrading your SSD puts you in a better position tech-wise than buying a new Mac. Prices for SSD’s vary. They are more expensive than regular hard drives. Some cost up to £180. However, the marketplace is competitive. Tech heads can shop around online to find the best deals and specs.

How do I fit an SSD in a Mac?

Unless you know your way around Mac technology and are comfortable with taking a gamble on the health of your computer, we don’t advise you replacing the SSD yourself. It’s not a big job, but if could turn into one if you damage the delicate hardware inside your Mac. Also its to properly transfer your data from your current hard drive to the new SSD. Get a reputable repair service to fit the SSD for you. They can order it for you too if they don’t have the size you require in stock.

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