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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!

Why Your Computer Needs More Memory October 18 2016

Most of our customers' computers only have the minimum amount of memory or RAM required to run. They often complain about slowness, and this is the main reason why. Your computer needs memory to run efficiently. Today's operating system's require more system resources and if those resources are limited, anything you want to do on your computer is going to be slowed down. Upgrading your computer's memory is the most affordable upgrade you can do. If you only have 2GB or 4GB, let us bring you up to 6GB, 8GB, 16GB, or even 32GB (depending on your computer's model). You'll notice a big different in every aspect.

Let Us Upgrade Your System Memory (RAM) October 05 2016

If you've upgraded the operating system on your Mac recently, you might notice that everything feels somewhat slower. That's because the newer operating systems have a tendency to use more of your system resources like memory. Fortunately, we can upgrade your RAM and bring you back up to speed. While we're at it, we can recommend other updates and upgrades including upgrading your hard drive to a solid state drive. Call us for more information.

We Do Upgrades September 30 2016

We upgrade a lot of Macs here at Got Mac. Because they last so long, people want to invest in them to keep them running up to speed. Most people don't know that we can upgrade both laptop and desktop Macs. That's right! We can upgrade your storage space, or even put in a super fast solid state drive. We can also upgrade the amount of memory or RAM. We can even upgrade your operating system for you. The other guys will charge you an arm and a leg, but because we want to earn your business, we only make a small profit on upgrades. As long as our customers keep coming back to us, which they do, it's totally worth it.

So, before you go out and buy a brand new computer, talk to us and we'll help you understand why upgrading your "older" Mac is the best option. We know what we're doing and we wouldn't steer you wrong. We're not in this to make money, we're here because we love what we do and because we want to help you, the customer, get the best technical advice out there. An honest, up front approach is what we aim for, and you can expect that from us in whatever we do.


Upgrade Your Computer's Memory Without Breaking the Bank August 16 2016

Most people don't realize how easy and affordable it is to upgrade your computer's memory (RAM). Here at Got Mac, we have many different types of memory in stock for every type of Mac. If we don't have your configuration, we can have it in within two business days. The best thing is you don't even need to leave your computer with us if you don't want to as the installation only takes a few minutes. None of our competitors can come close to our prices on computer memory and we use the most reliable brand memory out there.

If you recently upgraded to a new operating system and you've noticed your computer is running slower than usual, you probably need more memory as newer operating systems tend to demand more system resources. Chances are, depending on the age of your Mac, we can upgrade it to 8 GB, 12 GB, or even 16 GB or 32 GB, which will make a world of difference.

Most memory upgrades we do cost under $100. So, why wait to do one of the best and most affordable upgrades you can do for your computer? Like we said, it takes just minutes!