Hard Drive Storage Space vs. Memory (RAM) November 04 2016

We're often asked: What's the difference between computer hard drive storage and memory (RAM)?
Being that these are the two most commonly upgraded components in any Mac, it's important to understand.
To put it as simply as we can, here's an analogy:
Cash in Purse vs. Account in Bank
That is...
Small amount of storage instantly available vs. a large amount of storage available after a delay.
RAM is used because accessing data on the hard drive is slow. Compared to accessing RAM, hard drive data access takes an *eternity*.
That's why RAM exists.
The more memory (RAM) you have, the more data you can access more quickly at once. The more hard drive space you have, the more data you can store on your computer. Memory is temporary storage, hard drive storage is permanent (until you delete it).
Please let us know if you have any questions, and if you haven't already, ask us about upgrading your Mac desktop or laptop to have more storage and/or more memory!

Out of Hard Drive Space? Go Bigger! September 29 2016

If you have an older Mac, chances are the hard drive is less than 500GB. Nowadays, hard drives fill up very fast, what with all the photos and videos people are taking with their iPhones and what not. If you run out of storage space on your Mac, whether it be a desktop or laptop model, don't worry! Hard drives can easily be replaced with the latest, state-of-the-art hard drives with much more storage space. Interested in a solid state drive and not sure if you're old Mac is compatible? if it's newer than 2005, it is! Let us take care of that for you. We only need your computer for a few yours and we're much more affordable than our competitors. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call!

HDD to SSD August 25 2016

For anyone who has an old Mac or a Mac with a failed hard drive, we always recommend upgrading to a solid state drive.

For one, if you have an old Mac, a solid state drive will make it feel like a newer, faster machine. This is because they use flash technology that allows for much, much faster read and write times. And two, because the older Macs tend to get really hot, and heat is the number one cause of hard drive failure. If we install a solid state drive, we eliminate the potential for overheating because solid state drives to not generate heat. You've probably never dropped your desktop Mac (although some of our customers have), but we're sure you've dropped your Mac laptop at least once. Traditional hard drives are extremely susceptible to mechanical failure in the event of a drop. Solid state drives, on the other hand, have no moving parts and, as a result, are not prone to failure due to shock.

Invest in a solid state drive when you can. They've become so affordable and they're so reliable. They come with amazing warranties and will probably outlive your computer. In this day and age when data is so important (and a lot of people don't have backups *tisk, risk*), it's essential to have a drive you can rely on.