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Upgrade your Mac internal drive - good prices at OWC

Postby Paulie » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:09 pm

Prices for internal Mac SSD drives are dropping! If your current drive is at more than 80% capacity, you might be experiencing performance issues (this is the usual entry point for SSD problems).

http://bit.ly/2v5G4V6

  • 500 GB for $185
  • 1,000 GB for $297
  • 2,000 GB for $630

I bought the 500GB upgrade over a year ago, I recommend getting the bundle that includes the tool kit. The instructions online are super clear, the process is simple, and when you are done you will have more room inside, and a nice little external drive in a metal case using your old drive.

To do the upgrade you just do a full backup of your Mac to Time Machine, then power down, replace the drive, then restart. Your Mac will look for a startup disk and give you the option to rebuild from a Time Machine backup. Run that and you are good to go!
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Re: Upgrade your Mac internal drive - good prices at OWC

Postby toddcparker » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:36 am

Thanks for the tip, Paulie! I've been thinking about getting a solid state drive for a while now. Maybe it's finally time. :D
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Re: Upgrade your Mac internal drive - good prices at OWC

Postby andygabrys » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:27 am

good drives and a good idea. I am using one for my startup drive.

Advice: this is a drive you don't want to replace, and you don't want it to go down, and you don't want to have to buy again in 1-3 years.

Its worth the extra few bucks to get the one with the 5 year warranty.

For comparison - the Samsung EVO 850 (of which I also have several) has 5 year warranty - https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch ... RFFAS?th=1

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