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Mac Air SSD: Keep the Old One or Replace It

ByAnthony Hendriks

May 13, 2016
Mac Air SSD

Sometimes we get so attached to our everyday gadgets that we start perceive them as part of the family. My Mac Air, for instance, even today looks like the day I bought it. It works fine, there are no scratches, yet after the last update the OS became very slow. My dilemma was whether I should downgrade my system or replace it with a better SSD drive and I bet I am not the only one that approaches these option with the burden of hesitation. For the purpose of answering this question, below we will go through all facts of that which situation is better to upgrade your Mac Air SSD or not.

Mac Air SSD

If you are just a normal Apple fan, then you use the Macbook for watching movies on Netflix, the occasional Skype conversations and to browse the internet. Everybody wants to own an Macbook Air these days, because of the elegant design, the easy OS and the great amount of applications that can be used on it. The used market is overwhelmed with dozens of Apple laptops and the prices are more reliable for those who just want to own a Apple laptop. However, if you start to use it more frequently, then you will feel the need to change the SSD.

Graphic designers and video editors can still edit their videos on an older Macbook Air. Nevertheless, speed is everything when you deal with these programs. There are a lot of people who started their passion about Apple and then saw the great benefits and even started to learn design and editing, yet did not had the money to invest in a new Mac Book Air. Even though you still need to pay a certain amount of money for the new SSD, at least you will feel like you got yourself a new computer.

On the market there are two brands of SSDs: the Transcend and OWC brand. The finer one is without any doubt the OWC, because their have reliable prices, great durability and are faster than the Transcend brand. OWC offers from 120 GB up to 1 TB of SSD, which is quite amazing when you update a late 2012 Macbook Air – it feels like a 2016 early model!

At the end, the decision is completely up to you. However, by just investing in a brand new Mac Air SSD, your laptop will be faster, easy to maintain and easy to use. With the new SSD, you can install the newest OS.X without a problem and no application will lag or make your system crash.

By Anthony Hendriks

The life of the party, Anthony is always up for spending some time with family and friends, when not blogging of course! Ever since a child, his love for books of mystery, race cars and travelling keeps on growing so it's difficult for him to single out that one all-time favourite hobby. If there's one thing he hates, though, it's having pictures taken but you already guessed that from his choice of plant photo for the blog.