Mac Hard Drive Replacement London
DC Computer Repairs provides on-site services
for small businesses and home users in London
Hard drive replacement or upgrade in London
Most jobs can be done on-site, or in your home or place of work in London.
We provide repairs and upgrades for all MacBook, MacBook Pro,MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro or Mac mini models.
- Not enough storage space for your files
- Need greater speed to enhance performance?
- Which hard drive or SSD model and sizes should you fit?
- Apple Mac computer repairs are expensive
- Flashing question mark and spinning wheel of death problems
- Spinning wheel of death, freezing and crashing?
- Your Mac is slow but not sure why
- Old operating systems and incompatible software
- Not sure how to back up and restore data safely
- Time Capsule or NAS drive not working
- Recover data from a faulty hard drive
- Which Apple Mac computers do you fix on-site
How we can help
Upgrade or replace your Mac hard drive without the worry of losing your original settings or documents.
We can help configure a new Mac or improve the existing one.
- Upgrade existing HDD without losing data or existing preferences
- Upgrade to SSD and it will feel like a new Mac
- We only use trusted brands
- Affordable Mac replacement parts and upgrades
- Damaged hard drive or hard drive data cable replacement
- Hard drive health check, replacement or SSD upgrade
- General system health check, maintenance and speed upgrade
- Upgrade to the latest Mac Os X and configuration of new Mac software
- Software back-up configuration, data restore and training
- Home or office network configuration and testing
- Data recovery services London
- MacBook, MacBook Pro,MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro or Mac mini models
Same day onsite computer repairs
Mac hard drive replacement London
Is your Mac low on disc space? Is your iPhoto, Photos or iTunes library getting too big? We provide on-site hard drive installations and replacements at your home or business in London.
We can install a new hard drive for your Mac computer, giving you more storage space. We can install all operating systems and required software, transfer your data, emails, set-up your Time Machine back-ups, printers, scanners, cameras and more.
Then SSD is the answer. SSDs are replacing traditional hard drives with more and more people and manufacturers alike using them in their computers.
We can either replace the hard drive inside your MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro or Mac Mini or use special enclosures to replace the DVD drive. This makes sense when you want to keep the old hard drive for data storage and you just want to use the new SSD to run the operating system and software.
As opposed to traditional hard drives, SSDs do not use any moving parts and store the data inside memory chips. This greatly increases a Mac's overall performance, as the time the computer needs to access and make the data available is reduced.
Most jobs can be completed at your home or place of business within London and we can help fix hardware and software problems with:
- All MacBook and MacBook Pro sizes: 13", 15" and 17"
- MacBook Pro
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Unibody
- iMac - all models
- Mac Pro
- Mac Mini
Whatever the problem we can help!
The question mark sign showing up when you start your Mac computer is a strong indication that the hard drive is likely to be faulty and needs replacing.
The spinning wheel of death is more of a sign that you should have your Mac checked as soon as possible.
A computer stores your personal data and operating system files on the hard drive. If the hard drive or solid state drive has developed faults, for example bad sectors or read errors, the first sign of trouble is a general slowness of the computer, accompanied by freezing and crashing.
In the case of Mac computers, the question mark shows up when either there is no operating system installed, the hard drive is not detected due to a damaged connection, or when the hard drive itself is damaged.
This problem can be diagnosed and fixed at your home or place of business within London. If you are worried that your computer may start developing hard drive faults or perhaps you have already noticed problems, then give us a call and we will arrange to get it looked at.
There are many reasons why a Mac might become slow. Lack of memory (RAM), a faulty hard drive, or just plain software and operating system problems.
These problems can be diagnosed and fixed at at your home or place of business within London so you do not even have to bring the Mac to us.
Our MacBook pro hard drive replacement services include upgrading your existing hard drive or replacing your old hard drive with a Solid State Drive or SSD.
The speed improves dramatically and if you couple that with installation of the latest operating system, then your Mac computer will feel like new.
MacBook Air models use flash storage for data and operating system files and folders and usually the storage space is limited.
In order to increase the available storage space for your files we can advise you and help set up different options such as flash storage upgrade, external hard drive configuration, Time Capsule or Network Attached Storage configuration and remote access.
The best thing that can be done for an iMac is to replace the DVD drive (for older generations of iMacs) with an SSD, because nowadays DVD drives are not as popular, with external DVD drives being used when necessary.
The improved performance is excellent and due to the DVD drive being replaced, you will still be able to use your old hard drive inside your iMac to store data.
Mac Pro systems are designed for power and efficiency but in today's technological world anything new rapidly becomes obsolete.
Mac Pro computers have a great advantage over other Apple Macs, in that they allow the installation of multiple hard drives, by simply having an SSD with the latest operating system installed and fitted in your Mac Pro.
As little as they are, Mac Mini systems can be quite powerful and some models even allow for a second drive to be installed.
This is great because you can speed up your system by upgrading your internal hard drive or by adding an SSD. We can also help ensure your software, settings, data and preferences remain the same.
We only use trusted hard drive or SSD manufacturers. As an example, unless provided by the customer, we will never use hard drives or SSDs made by Western Digital or Hitachi.
This is not to say that they are bad brands, it is just that the overall life span of one of their hard drives is less compared to other manufacturers and in the case of Western Digital, due to their platters configuration, any data recovery is extremely likely to be 20% less successful in the event of hard drive failure.
What sizes do we fit? That all depends on your preference. A 1TB hard drive upgrade for a MacBook is a safe bet as it is much easier for the internal hard drives to develop hardware faults. If you want to upgrade an iMac, Mac Pro or Mac Mini then you can have multiple 4Tb (4000 Gb) hard drives for storage space and one 512Gb SSD for superb computer performance.
A lot of headaches can be avoided if you have a data backup. At some point all computers have hard drive problems, so data back-up is extremely important.
First of all we can assess what back up storage options you already have and advise you on the best next steps.
You can use a Time Capsule, a NAS drive or just an external hard drive to back up your data.
Mac hard drive problems can usually be spotted if you notice a gradual slowing down of your system, the spinning wheel of death appears regularly, it freezes or takes an unusually long time to do simple tasks.
Also clicking noises or if the hard drive fails to spin indicates critical mechanical faults
Before anything you should always have a backup of your data because at the end of the day, the hard drive can be replaced and all the software installed again but data can sometimes be hard to recover.
Most computers are still using traditional hard drives which are sensitive to physical shocks so always be careful especially with MacBooks
All Mac computers allow you to use the Time Machine software to do automatic, daily backups of your data.
A common problem is when backups are done on the same computer, so ensure you configure Time Machine to backup your data on the Time Capsule, NAS Drive or external hard drive.
Remember that the backup is done by a program and although generally it is quite reliable, you should always double check.