So we’ve looked at the basics when it comes to freeing up drive space, but if that didn’t do the job, several Mac apps will help you to detect and remove space-wasters. These tools range from system scans that will pick out very large files and list them in order of size to very specific apps that target common drive space thieves (like app-related files that linger after you’ve deleted an app) and bring them to justice via the Trash can. Then there’s the third kind of tool—one that’s part software, part service. Rather than removing large files completely, these offerings provide a way for you to move them to a secure storage space on the web. We’ll show you the four most effective ways to use these apps.
If the performance of your unibody MacBook Pro just isn't cutting it, it might be time to consider swapping out the stock hard drive for something a little more speedy, like a solid-state drive. And actually, when we say a little more speedy, we actually mean that you can double the speed of your current system by swapping out the stock hard drive for an SSD.
There are plenty of manufacturers who offer SSDs made especially for your unibody MacBook Pro, and physically installing the hardware is actually quite a cinch. Follow along and we'll show you how.