My MAC has slowed down a lot.

November 2, 2011 at 14:44:31
Specs: Macintosh
Does MAC sell a replacement hard drive?

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November 2, 2011 at 17:45:19
Most MAC's use standard drives, Newer ones use SATA.

Speed loss is usually caused by file clutter.

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February 19, 2012 at 05:27:51
There are a lot of reasons that may cause the mac slow, besides hardware upgrading, there are a few things you can check:
* Check your Login Items under System Preferences > Accounts to see what you have automatically launching.
* Also check /Library/LaunchAgents/ and /Users/yourusername/Library/LaunchAgents/ for items launching at startup
* Look at what widgets you may have running.
* Launch Activity Monitor and change "My Processes" at the top to "All Processes". Then look to see what may be consuming system resources.
* Take a look at the System Memory tab at the bottom of Activity Monitor to see if you have excessive "page outs", a sign that you may benefit from more RAM.
* Make sure you're not running any 3rd party antivirus app, as many of those will drain resources, reducing performance. They're not needed to protect your Mac.

Also let this Mac clean up tool to perform a health check of the machine. Regards.

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