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@jdm: if that works for you and if you like to spend that amount of money to be in the race, fantastic ! I never had a problem with older equipment be it desktops, laptops, phones & smartphones (watches and clocks for that matter too). This has been true for me in the last 35+ years as well. In fact I ditched my iPhone for a modern version of the beloved Nokia 3310, the Nokia 112,  which has a one (1x) month battery life before it needs recharging. Now I don't have to go quickly from the wall-socket to the next nearest wall-socket. Works much better for me :)

From the commercial point of view, and for the consumer world; they may view me as a disaster .......  If they do, I'm fine with that :D

But, we digress from the topic on hand .......

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16 hours ago, Endeavor said:

@jdm: if that works for you and if you like to spend that amount of money to be in the race, fantastic !

I did not mention cost but that I'm stingy and a late adopter, so no race for me thanks.
My latest laptop purchase was $750 a couple of months ago. Even without considering that I still use the previous one as 2nd device and backup, over a projected 3 years that makes about 70 cents a day.

My point is that one thing is being parsimonious, another is negating oneself the convenience of current IT and being fully enabled in mobility.  

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2 minutes ago, jdm said:

another is negating oneself the convenience of current IT and being fully enabled in mobility.  


if that is were you are after ........ That's fine with me ;)

 

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UPDATE:

I have had a "525 GB Solid State SATA Drive" fitted for just over £300 inc.VAT. It now works great as it is now incredibly fast not exaggerating I was say twice the original speed. Thanks guys for your suggestions & help and if I had waited I suspect I could have done the repair myself. However job jobbed.
One interesting note from the geek guy he noticed I run "CleanMymac" and in his option this programme slows macs down a lot & suggested I investigate a programme called "Malware Bytes" 

I will look at it another day.

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Congratulation again ! :)

I run "CleanMyMac 3", which is a paid program from MacPaw, and have no problems. However there is a program, not 100% sure, but I think it's called MacCleaner and that one will infiltrate your whole machine. That one need to be completely routed out if you happen to have downloaded it !!

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Sorry, it's called "MacKeeper", that's the one you should avoid "at all cost".

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BTW; I normally make sure that there aren't any, or the ones I can avoid, programs which run in the back-ground. With CleanMyMac 3 you can search for and switch them off, also so that the don't start up when the machine boots. My CleanMyMac3 also doesn't run in the background.

I guess, speed is not your concern anymore, if it ever has been ..... ;)

 

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Thanks guys I have a iMac which does run slow even with 20mb of ram. When I checked the start up programs the only one showing was CleanMyMac 3 so I turned it off and the iMac now seems to run faster. My MacBook pro now with the new HD runs great with CleanMyMac 3 so I will leave alone.

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Went through all of this upgrading to a 1TB hdd for my MBP a couple of years ago. I used cloning software and cloned my drive to an external then swapped them out. Then upgraded osx using a disk image downloaded from the net. Lots of good how to's out there. But yeah if you have a blank drive then you need an osx dmg on a thumb drive, command option at start up, choose usb with dmg file, boot, install to blank drive when prompted. Something like that.

I know this thread is old but hey y'all need to know I got some chops too!   LOL...  :D

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