Our poor 2008 MacBook had seen better days. That’s the nicest possible way for us to say it was slow. Dreadfully, awfully, painfully slow. But instead of sending it off to the recycling bin, we decided to inject it with new life by installing an OCZ Vertex 3 SSD. In addition, we upgraded the RAM to 4GB. Why, you ask? Performance, plain and simple. Tasks that would regularly give us the spinning Beach Ball of Death are now handled with ease. The installation — at least on a MacBook — is pretty simple, and shouldn’t take more than thirty minutes. Once you to get the OCZ Vertex up and running, your machine should feel much zippier; the OS and applications should load much faster. Check the video to see the process from start to finish, along with many other pros and cons between an SSD and HDD.