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OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 2

Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the advantages of extra RAM

arrow Shopping for a RAM upgrade

arrow Choosing between internal and external hard drives

arrow Determining your hard drive needs

arrow Shopping for a new hard drive

arrow Installing your upgrades

Most Macintosh owners will make at least one upgrade — adding additional hard drive space — during the lifetime of their computers. By adding additional hard drive space (and adding more memory [RAM], if your Mac allows it), not only do you make more elbow room for your applications and documents, but everything runs faster: Think of the Six Million Dollar Man, only a heck of a lot cheaper to operate (and no strange noises accompanying your every move).

In this chapter — meant for those of you who aren’t well versed in selecting memory modules or weighing the advantages of different types of hard drives — I steer you ...

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