We’ve never made it a secret that OWC SSDs will take your Mac’s performance to new heights. But many users think that a shiny new Mac or PC is needed to pair with that supercharged SSD in order to get great performance from your machine.
But as the folks over at Mac Performance Guide pointed out in a recent post, older machines can still get a ton of mileage – at high speeds – simply by dropping in an SSD!
The author of the article outlines his installation of a new NewerTech battery and an old SSD in to an aging white plastic-model MacBook. By simply putting in the new battery and SSD, the machine has a new lease on life. The poster even recommends an OWC SSD as the “go to” candidate for anyone in a similar situation!
But those at Mac Performance Guide aren’t the only ones noticing the affect an SSD can have on an older mac! Check out what some of OWC’s customers have had to say after installing an OWC SSD in their previous generation Macs:
“I was gob smacked by the performance gains on my 2006 MacBook Pro after installing a 120GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD. Almost every routine task now outpaces my i7 iMac, all from a simple, cost-effective upgrade!” – Dominic M., Nedlands, Western Australia
“Being able to update an old, old, 867Mhz PowerBook G4 at our research station with a 60GB Mercury Legacy Pro SSD is working out fantastic. Cold boot time dropped from 2min 40sec to about 40 seconds — faster than one of our Mac Pros! Many of our older Macs and PCs drive expensive testing equipment, and new machines would mean new software, adding $3-6K in costs. Thanks guys!” – Zak V., Salinas, CA
“Your SSD gave my old MacBook Pro a new lease on life. It now runs faster than my mate’s 2.8GHz unibody and was less expensive than buying a new machine. Compliments for a cutting-edge product and speedy service.” – Simon H., Singapore
“I seriously recommend OWC SSDs. My trusty Mac PowerBook G4 now has a new lease of life. Absolutely blistering speed – brilliant – and on a device that is almost nine years old! I’m so grateful to have been able to find your company and therefore keep my lovely PowerBook going even longer. It’s been east to Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei, west to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, Washington, Montreal and Vancouver and as far south as Buenos Aires, Melbourne and Sydney and pretty much everywhere else in Europe.” – Robin W., Communicarta, Ltd., Eastleigh, Hampshire, United Kingdom