Is your old Macbook running slow? It could be time for a Mac SSD upgrade.
Old Macs are notorious for using slow conventional hard disk drives. This type of drive requires the use of rotating magnetic platters to store data, and after a few years of use, these start to go bad. A failing hard drive in an old MacBook is something that I see every day at the shop.
The first thing to do in this situation is an SSD upgrade. An SSD is a solid-state drive. Memory comes in the form of solid-state chips much like what you would find in cellphones and tablets. Since there are no moving parts, an SSD is more durable than a standard hard drive. This also makes your computer much faster, since all of the memory is instantly accessible to the drive controller.
In my own experience, I have seen MacBooks come into my shop with old, failing hard drives, that sometimes took over a minute to boot up. I was appalled at some of the things I saw.
Doing a Mac SSD upgrade is the first thing that I would take care of. Once installed, the SSD makes the computer run better than when it was new.
How to do an SSD upgrade on an old Mac?
Well sure you could bring it down to TVH Computers. We perform this service all the time. If you want to go that route, read more about the costs and what to expect in terms of wait time here.
If you want to try your hand at upgrading your Mac on your own, then check out our quick video tutorial below! Sometimes when your computer is really old, you don’t want to invest in paying for a repair to be done. That is completely understandable, and we have made a quick walk-through video for those who want to upgrade their Mac on their own.