Best performance OSX version for 2010 Macbook 7,1

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Unclemase, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Unclemase macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2013
    I've upgraded to the new OSX versions as they have come out over the years but simply put my performance on Yosemite was sluggish and frustrating. Frequent lockups and slow write speeds on Blackmagic (read was always good around 260). I went through several troubleshooting sessions, tweaks etc. and in the end went back to a CMD+R last week. Now I am back on Lion and everything seems to be just fine performance wise compared to my Yosemite experience. I am running a 2010 White unibody Macbook 7,1 with a Samsung 250gb 840 EVO SSD with updated firmware and 8gb of RAM. So my question to fellow 2010 White Macbook unibody owners, what OSX version are you running and how's the overall performance?
  2. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    If I had a Core 2 Duo MacBook with a SSD and 8Gigs of RAM, I'd be running Yosemite on it. That's more than enough power for such an operating system.

    Are you doing a clean install or an upgrade/restore? I've seen many people having speed and performance issues after upgrading and restoring.
  3. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    OS X Yosemite with a fresh install should run great on that machine especially with the SSD and 8 GB of RAM.

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