“It’s been quiet on the This Old iMac front lately, because I don’t have much more I can do with the tools at my disposal,” Anthony Karcz writes for Forbes. “I’ve sped up Photos and gotten rid of a lot of the dead weight that was weighing down my hard drive. And my 2011 iMac is better! But it’s still not performing like a 2015 iMac.”
“I could get more RAM, but I don’t know that it will give me the performance leap I’m looking for,” Karcz writes. “I could carve more space out of the hard drive; but then I’m just moving deck chairs. No, what I really need to do is install OS X on an SSD.”
“There’s a reason that my 2010 Mac Air is zippier than my 2011 iMac, and it all comes down to hard drive,” Karcz writes. “Solid state drives are exponentially faster than standard hard drives. My Air has one for its operating system, my iMac does not.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote back in April 2012:
On the rare occasion that we use a non-SSD Mac, the experience is jarring, as we’ve become used to the speed of the SSDs in our MacBook Airs and iMacs. It’s a huge difference. Once you go SSD, you won’t go back.
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