In This Chapter
Understanding the advantages of extra RAM
Shopping for a RAM upgrade
Choosing between internal and external hard drives
Determining your hard drive needs
Shopping for a new hard drive
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 ...