Solid State Hard Drives ( SSDs ) are great. They make all the difference between a computer being painfully slow or feeling snappy and responsive. However they do have one significant downside. You get a lot less storage capacity for the same money. To make matters worse Apple supplied a lot of machine with a pitifully small 128GB SSD. So what can you do if you are constantly getting the “Your disk is almost full” message?
What can I do when I get the “Disk is almost full” message?
Well you could enable iCloud Drive and enable Optimise Storage. That will shift a fair bit of the documents off your computer and up onto the interwebs. However for many people just fitting a larger SSD would be preferable (not just from a data privacy point of view). So is it possible without breaking the bank by paying for Apple’s somewhat usurious SSD pricing? Absolutely!
Which Mac models can I increase the SSD capacity on?
For any model of MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacPro, Macmini or iMac that doesn’t have a soldered on SSD, it’s perfectly possible and cost-effective to upgrade to a 2TB* or larger SSD.
Sounds interesting? Just get in touch with your serial number ( or exact model ) and we can provide pricing that includes cloning your data to the new drive, securely erasing the old SSD ready for sale/disposal, plus installing any necessary software tweaks. Depending on the current drive we might also be able to convert the SSD into a neat external drive.
So if you’re in Wiltshire & Somerset, frustrated with a tiny hard drive but don’t want to spend £x000s on a new Mac, give us a call on 01380 830223 and we’ll see if we can offer you a cost-effective upgrade path for your older kit…
* As of September 2019. As time goes by I expect 4TB or larger drives will drop in price and become perfectly cost-effective options for home/pro users. Currently 4TB drives command a steep price premium over 2TB or smaller models.