A Macintosh iMac or Mac mini or MacBook laptop SSD is arguably the single best high-performance speed enhancing system upgrades one is likely to experience. Solid-state flash memory drives dramatically speed up your Mac laptop or desktop performance for nearly every task one does from the moment you power up. If your original hard disk is dying - or your Mac didn't ship with an SSD as standard equipment, you may not know what you're missing.
Nearly any older model of Mac desktop or laptop computer systems can be upgraded from a mechanical, spinning platter drive to a high performance solid-state flash drive such as those featured at www.mac-ssd-drives.com. Off-the-shelf 2.5" laptop SSD drives are readily available from companies such as OCZ, Crucial, Samsung, SanDisk and more.
Do note that newer and more recent MacBooks and next generation Macintosh desktops however are moving away from standard laptop and desktop disk drive sizes and towards smaller, custom SSD modules to save on space and miniaturize more components of modern computers. OWC is one of the few companies that make larger, replacement SSD's for Apple computers like the MacBook Air and latest generation Retina Display MacBook Pros.
Undoubtedly this year has definitely been awesome for Mac compatible SSD drive replacement prices. The average cost per gigabyte of solid-state disk drives significantly dropped. Additionally, SSD data read and write performance has underwent incredible leaps thanks to vastly improved flash memory and controller chips. Solid-State drive prices are now well under $1 per Gigabyte making even external USB 3.0 and ThunderBolt SSD backup drives quite affordable - and fast!
Particularly notable, improvements in SSD data Write speeds. Writes once really under-performed SSD data Read speeds. In the newest generations of SATA III SSD drives, both Read and Write speeds exceeding 500Mbps are now common in 256GB and larger drives. These kind of data transfer rates can utterly transform your Apple computing experience and breathe new life into an aging Macintosh.