Yes, we’ve populated the Mission Repair site with a handful of new services- we are now offering solid state hard drive upgrades for all Intel based Mac portable computers. In fact, we can also install these into any Windows based laptop as well. How convenient is that?
What’s the big deal about solid state drives (a.k.a. SSD)?
From Wikipedia: “A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data with the intention of providing access in the same manner of a traditional block i/o hard disk drive. SSDs are distinguished from traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), which are electromechanical devices containing spinning disks and movable read/write heads. SSDs, in contrast, use microchips which retain data in non-volatile memory chips and contain no moving parts. Compared to electromechanical HDDs, SSDs are typically less susceptible to physical shock, quieter, and have lower access time and latency. SSDs use the same interface as hard disk drives, thus easily replacing them in most applications.
As of 2010, most SSDs use NAND-based flash memory, which retains memory even without power. SSDs using volatile random-access memory (RAM) also exist for situations which require even faster access, but do not necessarily need data persistence after power loss, or use external power or batteries to maintain the data after power is removed.”
OK, fancy, right? What does it really mean? Your computer is going to run very fast. Booting your computer is like lightning, and unlike a spinning hard drive, SSD’s are very quiet, use little power, and virtually never fail. We will be back soon with a side-by-side comparison of an iMac booting up off of a conventional hard drive AND then booting up off of a solid state drive. You’ll be amazed.
So here are a few links to our newest services for Mac Intel portable computers and Windows laptops:
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