After a long period of use, your Mac can be slower to boot, start applications, switch from one to another, open your mails or files… Quite normal considering the large number of programs having been installed on it. Last version of Mac Os X requires faster computer because of new functionalities.
If your Mac includes a mechanical Hard drive, a repeated access of these softwares to your Hard drive to recover informations may lock temporarily your Mac as access to data takes time on these drives. May be you have already experienced the Mac Spinning Ball…
Most people think that a Mac performance boost usually means processor upgrade for a faster one. Partly true (50%) as you may know that in most Macs (especially iMac, Mac Mini and MacBook Pro) you can't change the processor definitively integrated into the Logic board.
Insufficient memory of the operating system will get you to do paging which means using your hard drive to store running applications data. Hard drives being much slower than memory, your Mac could be temporarily locked. Memory increase will breathe new life into your Mac
For ease of use, applications opened and then closed are normally stored in memory . If size of memory is too small, applications will be removed from memory. Consequently, re-opening these applications will definitively take a lot of time
No sufficient disk space slow down applications and hamper "save" actions. Your operating system always requires sufficient disk space to work properly or you will get a “Mac startup disk low disk space” popup and even, sometimes, a system crash.
Even better and more competitive than before, you can get now Hard drives with ten times more disk space capacity and better read/write performance. Same for SSD (Solid-State Drive) now cheaper and whose data storage rate is at least ten times that of standard hard drives. But the most important is that these drives do not use mechanical systems. That’s why they are shock resistant, save battery time and have speed of access 150 times faster than standard hard drives. That’s huge! Everyone who tried these disks can not go back to standard ones…
After one year of daily use, most operating systems suffer from softwares over-equipment, sometimes no longer needed, but slowing down your Mac upon startup. An update to Mac Os X El Capitan will solve this inconvenience, removing unnecessary programs
Upgrade to El Capitan may be necessary because recent softwares need the last Mac Os X version.
Feel free to call us. First we will do Data backups before upgrading, then will care about your software needs.