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What is an SSD (Solid State Drive)? And Why You Need One

A solid-state drive (SSD) is a storage-enhancement device that can add speed to your Mac® computer. A traditional hard drive, or an HDD, is typically inexpensive, consistent, and offers large storage capabilities. Older Mac computers utilized HDDs; newer Mac computers are equipped with SSDs.

While HDDs are often less expensive compared to SSDs, they tend to incur damage and suffer from wear and tear more easily because they have a lot of internal moving parts.

SSDs utilize less power (energy-efficient) than traditional hard drives which means your computer will stay cooler and in the case of laptops, you may also notice a bit of longer battery life. SSDs are quieter and increase a Mac computer’s productivity.

SSDs use flash memory to store information within a computer. They are able to store large amounts of data depending on your needs and budget. SSDs are known to increase the speed of a system allowing it to power up more quickly and to perform functions like copying files much more quickly than standard hard drives.

If you’re looking to breathe new life into your existing iMac® computer or MacBook® laptop, consider replacing your HDD with an SSD. The X-perts at Experimax can help you decide what would be the best storage capacity for your needs and take care of the upgrade for you. We are confident you will see the value in upgrading to an SSD as soon as you power up your computer or laptop after the upgrade.

Make your way to your local Experimax today!