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Give Your Mac the Ultimate Present with an OWC SSD or Memory

merc-electra-pro-6g_bowThere are a lot of great gifts exchanged during the holidays, but one of the most exciting gifts you can give or receive – at least for this tech fan – is a shiny new (or a shiny used) Mac.

Whether you’re planning on receiving a new Mac, want to give your current machine a boost, or want to give the gift of performance to a loved one (we recommend the sneak-attack approach), OWC has upgrades for just about any model!

Fortunately, the best and most cost-effective way to bring new performance to your Mac is the easiest, too. Upgrading your Mac’s memory can be done painlessly when following our straightforward installation videos. And your Mac might even be able to hold more than you thought with many models certified for up to twice as much as Apple claims.

Adding memory will give your Mac better performance, allowing you to run more apps at once, and will help prevent annoying slowdowns and dreaded beach balls.

And if you truly want to take your Mac to the next level, an OWC SSD combined with the maximum memory is the ultimate upgrade. OWC SSDs will instantly bring blazing fast boot times and incredible reliability all while running cooler than platter-based hard drives. And our SSDs are an easy plug-and-play install, so you won’t be held back by down time. We even have new capacities for the best combination of performance and storage.

So this holiday season, give the gift that doesn’t stop giving. Get the best performance all year long from your Mac – this year and for years to come. And be sure to check out Holiday Specials for great deals on memory, SSDs and much, much more.

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  • Ok, I see OWC SSD s do not need TRIM. What about supporting kext kernel extensions? Im reading the other issues with 3rd party drives is Apple mandates kext in OS X 10.10 and above.

    Specifically, I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro 5,5 with Yosemite 10.10.1. Would an OWC SSD be supported even with kext?

    • I haven’t heard or seen of any kext extension issues outside of the TRIM enabler instance.

      A MacBookPro5,5 with an OWC SSD will run perfectly fine with Mac OS X 10.10.1.

  • I’ve read of something called “TRIM” that Apple implements on the SSDs it installs when manufacturing Macs with SSDs. My limited understanding of this is that it facilitates maintaining the speed of the SSD over the long term by assisting with cleaning up re-use of memory space to which data has been previously written and erased, as opposed to remaining unused or unavailable. Is this capability enabled in your SSDs? If not, are there ways (software?) which an owner can use to implement the TRIM functionality?

    I may be sending you an iMac soon to add an SSD via your turnkey program. Would the TRIM functionality be something you would install or implement as part of installing the SSD into my iMac?

    Thank you.

    • You are correct that TRIM is there to help maintain a SSDs long term performance, many SSD brands rely on this technology. However With An OWC SSD, There’s No Need For TRIM. Apple never supported TRIM on third party SSDs, however there were means of enabling it on certain versions of Mac OS X. With the latest Mac OS X release of Yosemite the ability to enable TRIM on 3rd party SSDs effectively came to an end