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!

Increase iMac Performance with a Solid State Drive October 25 2016

We at Got Mac always say, even if you have an older iMac, the best upgrade you can do is to have us install a solid state drive. It's a new type of hard drive that uses flash storage (found in all new computers). Most people don't realize that computers as old as 2006 can be upgraded with this technology. Not only does it majorly boost performance, it prolongs the life of your drive, greatly minimizing the chance of damage or failure, which often results in loss of important data. Solid state drives have come down in price quite a bit over the past year, so there's no reason not to upgrade. Extend the life of your computer and inquire about a solid state drive (SSD) upgrade today!

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.

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.

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!