Mid '15 iMac27 still slow after updating to Catalina.

Charger9199

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Visited an Apple store today to ask if they had any suggestion and fees to do a tuneup. It was suggested that my internal hard drive was going bad and to upgrade to Solid State Drive. Said they were almost certain that a new drive would fix the problem. Anyone else experience this? It was also slow with High Sierra before I installed Catalina. But Catalina has added other problems.
 

mikzn

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Replacing an HDD with an SSD is probably the most effective thing you can do to make your Mac work faster - it’s not that expensive and it will have a dramatic speed improvement
 

Charger9199

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Thanks for the input. I seem to be having so many problems that I didn't think an SSD would fix much.
 

FNH15

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There’s an app, DriveDX, which can check the SMART status of your internal drive and let you know if its failing. Highly useful tool, so much so that I purchased the full license for my own use!

https://binaryfruit.com/drivedx