Memory Expansion on your MacBook

Like any computer, the MacBook has a limited amount of storage. It is used to store files, install applications and is responsible for proper functioning of the operating system. However, sometimes it happens that the disk “bursts” with excess data, and the message about the lack of free disk space begins to worry. This situation can lead to many unpleasant consequences. From the inability to save your document to being stuck on the apple logo page while starting the computer. Sometimes, it is also possible to damage the memory bank which leads to its necessary replacement.

Depending on your computer model and year, you can expand your MacBook space. It is not always necessary to replace a storage hard drive with a larger one, sometimes it is unprofitable. In newer devices it is impossible. However, before we decide on any steps, it is worth checking whether cleaning of the device from unnecessary applications and files will not increase the disk space and thus will not solve the problem. A good way to expand the memory space when it comes to older laptops is to replace the CD / DVD-rom with a special adapter in which we can put a second hard disk. However, remember to choose a high quality component that works between devices, so that it does not cause problems in the future or damage components. The solution is good enough that we can put without any issues a large drive with high memory capacity. The method can also be used for iMac or Mac Mini, of course in versions with the SuperDrive drive.

List of devices that can be used with this solution:

    • MacBook Pro 13 calowe:

    • MacBook Pro 13” Mid 2009 r.
    • MacBook Pro 13” Mid 2010 r.
    • MacBook Pro 13” Early 2011 r.
    • MacBook Pro 13” Late 2011 r.
    • MacBook Pro 13” Mid 2012 r.
    • Macbook Pro 15 calowe:

    • MacBook Pro 15” Early 2008 r.
    • MacBook Pro 15” Late 2008 r.
    • MacBook Pro 15” Mid 2009 r.
    • MacBook Pro 15” Mid 2010 r.
    • MacBook Pro 15” Early 2011 r.
    • MacBook Pro 15” Late 2011 r.
    • MacBook Pro 17 calowe:

    • MacBook Pro 17” Early 2008 r.
    • MacBook Pro 17” Early 2009 r.
    • MacBook Pro 17” Mid 2009 r.
    • MacBook Pro 17” Mid 2010 r.
    • MacBook Pro 17” Early 2011 r.
    • MacBook Pro 17” Late 2011 r.
    • MacBook White/Unibody:

    • MacBook 13” Unibody Late 2008 r.
    • MacBook 13” Early 2009 r.
    • MacBook 13” Mid 2009 r.
    • MacBook 13” Late 2009 r.
    • MacBook 13” Middle 2010 r.
    • iMac:

    • iMac 20” Early 2009 r.
    • iMac 24” Early 2009 r.
    • iMac 21.5” Late 2009 r.
    • iMac 27” Late 2009 r.
    • iMac 21.5” Mid 2010 r.
    • iMac 27” Mid 2010 r.
    • iMac 21.5” Mid 2011 r.
    • iMac 27 Mid 2011 r.
    • Mac Mini:

    • Mac Mini Early 2009 r.
    • Mac Mini Mid 2010 r.
    • Mac Mini Late 2009 r.

On some MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, Transcend JetDrive memory cards may be helpful. They are perfectly matched to the SD card port. They are characterized by high speed of writing, reading and very long life. A big plus is the ability to connect the flash memory to the hard drive so that these are visible as one volume. If you decide on this idea, remember to choose the right card for your computer, because there are as many as four types. List of devices that can be used with this solution:

    • MacBook Pro 13”:
    • Late 2012
    • Early 2013
    • Late 2013
    • Mid 2014
    • Early 2015
    • MacBook Air 13”:
    • Late 2010
    • Mid 2011
    • Mid 2012
    • Mid 2013
    • Early 2014
    • Early 2015
    • MacBook Pro Retina 15”:
    • Modele z roku 2012/2013

Unfortunately, for newer models there is nothing else but to buy an ordinary portable hard drive. The data takes up more and more space over time, so we recommend buying a bigger disk than you need for the moment. It will save the nerves and time in the future :-).

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