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!

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.