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I agree, SSD updates are nice and can speed up a computer.

But in this case, the problem is still undiagnosed. We don't know if the hard drive is the problem or not. Replacing the drive is just throwing parts at the problem and hoping the part works.

I'd be more inclined to get to a repair shop and see if they can determine the problem. It's possible that the problem is all software related. Not any one thing specifically, but simply a general increase in software demands on hardware over the last 6 or 7 years since the machine was first built.

In the Windows world, the saying was "Intel giveth, and Microsoft taketh away." I'm pretty sure you can substitute Apple for Microsoft and still have a cliche with some truthiness to it.

--Peter
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