Hello friends, as you know, solid-state drives are fast but they are also expensive. Because of this reason people choose the work option when purchasing a MacBook. But today we have told you here How to get more storage on MacBook Air? We have explained some of the below products using which you can easily increase your storage and speed and use your MacBook Air perfectly. The most radical option is to expand storage for your MacBook to upgrade your SSD. Unfortunately, the manufacturing process has changed on the latest model you cannot upgrade to MacBook Apple.
We have given below which models you can upgrade:
- MacBook Pro non-Retina up to late 2016
- MacBook Pro Retina up to 2015
- MacBook Air up to 2017
- MacBook up to 2010
If you are unsure which model you have, in our guide we have explained how to get more storage on your Mac and which model you have. If your model is not supported, unfortunately, you cannot upgrade the SSD. The easiest way to upgrade is to buy a kit if you have a supported model.
Which brands are best for upgrading MacBook storage?
OWC (Other World Computing)
Let me tell you that Other World Computing is selling two SSD upgrade drives and kits for MacBook. If you choose a kit, you get SSD upgrades, necessary equipment, and attachments in which you can keep an up-to-date drive for data transfer.
You can probably find the correct drive to another place for your machine to a source. In this case, you can follow the guide on iFixit. Just to discover your MacBook model, and to be in a complete guide with photos to help. iFixit sells equipment to perform this work and other treatments.
You decide to go for all these problems, be sure whether the upgrade is worth it or not. A large number of drives are sure to see the difference. In terms of the refurbished cost at 1 TB, the kit’s share is $ 300, and the drives are only $ 250. Most MacBook can handle 2 TB, while others are limited to 1 TB. Make sure your machine is compatible with the upgrade you chose before purchasing.
If your Mac is old and still has an optical drive (like the pre-2012 MacBook Pro), you may be able to upgrade your drive and if you replace the optical drive to make space, you can use the second or the third can. However, the machine is very old, so consider upgrades worthwhile. You may be better off just buying a new MacBook.
If you buy a new MacBook, then instead of the bare minimum you choose a solid-state drive. You can remove the cost, but you are all thankful for the year of your application that you have to get out of that place.
Add storage for your MacBook with SD and MicroSD
If you have an older MacBook with a memory card reader, you can also use SD or Micro SD cards to increase your Mac’s total storage. Just pick a card and slot in your Mac. To use a microSD card, you need an SD-to-MicroSD converter.
To do this, a relatively inexpensive way would be to add potential, additional space. You can snap a 512 GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I MicroSD card for under $ 200, and a 128 GB card is only $ 25. Unfortunately, USB storage cards suffer from limited read and write speeds the same.
If you are looking for some more comprehensive solutions, you might want to consider Transcend JetDrive Lite. They are just compatible with built between 2012 and 2015 some models of MacBook Pro and Air, but they tend to flush completely against the Mac chassis. They are available in 128 GB and 256 GB configurations, with a large variance in this version priced at about $ 99.
Network-Attached Storage for MacBook
Network-attached storage is ideal for those who occasionally go out of home or work networks. You can configure a NAS drive to be shared over the network, or use another Mac or Windows PC. After configuring it, you can return your MacBook to the network location via the Time Machine. However, if you are out of range of your network, your storage support is not available unless a solution has access to the cloud. If you rarely use to go to store file and archive access, this may not be a problem, but not ideal for photos or iTunes library.
Your network speed limits your network storage. If you are using a wireless connection, things become very slow. For best results, make sure the network drive (or shared computer) can use a wired connection to your router if possible, even on your MacBook.
You can choose to buy a NAS drive with bare bones like the Netgear ReadyNAS RN422, and then you can buy a separate hard drive, or you can choose a Western Digital Cloud EX2 ready-to-go solution. Many modern NAS supports cloud-based access to your files.