Mac SSD Drive and RAM upgrades. Updated 2023
What is the benefit of an SSD Drive and/or RAM upgrade?
Upgrades have a dramatic improvement in your Mac’s performance and replacing the SSD drive and RAM will boost the performance by up to 70%.
The more memory your Mac has, the bigger the images and videos you can work with, and generally, you will get better performance.
If you want to work with many files RAM can still make your experience smoother.
Facts to consider when choosing your new Mac.
Take your time and consider the internals of your Mac as it might not be able to be upgraded at a later stage and what you choose now you will be stuck with.
SSD and RAM upgrades are possible with several older models of Macs but you cannot add RAM to any MacBook Air. Some of the newer models for example the M1 Macs cannot be upgraded as the SSD and RAM are soldered in place.
Installing a SSD and the maximum RAM will considerably speed up even an aging notebook and the SSD provides a substantial performance boost, and adding RAM will get the most out of the system.