Current State of macOS Mojave and APFS?

Crunch

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 26, 2008
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Crazy L.A.
I'd like to get a feel for how stable macOS 10.14 Mojave has become vs. High Sierra and Sierra. I'm still on Sierra, but would like to finally upgrade.

Is it more or less safe to upgrade now from the standpoint of stability and compatibility?

My 2nd concern is APFS. I understand that it's no longer an option to stay with HFS+, but if it works well, I'm not opposed to a change. I would, however, like to ensure that a change as drastic as the filesystem be positive, or at least neutral.

How about speed? I've long been wondering if I'm missing out on speed improvements with Mojave and/or APFS? Please correct me if I'm wrong, but starting with High Sierra, would I likely see speed improvements thanks to Metal being used in macOS? Not sure if I'm recalling this properly.

Thanks very much! I appreciate your input! :)
 

mikeka

macrumors newbie
Jan 31, 2013
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Mac Pro 5,1 with two spinners and two SSDs. HS was slower than Sierra on my machine and Mojave tops them both. Solid. No problem with APFS on the SSDs. Very happy running Mojave.
 

SecuritySteve

macrumors 6502a
Jul 6, 2017
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California
I'd like to get a feel for how stable macOS 10.14 Mojave has become vs. High Sierra and Sierra. I'm still on Sierra, but would like to finally upgrade.

Is it more or less safe to upgrade now from the standpoint of stability and compatibility?

My 2nd concern is APFS. I understand that it's no longer an option to stay with HFS+, but if it works well, I'm not opposed to a change. I would, however, like to ensure that a change as drastic as the filesystem be positive, or at least neutral.

How about speed? I've long been wondering if I'm missing out on speed improvements with Mojave and/or APFS? Please correct me if I'm wrong, but starting with High Sierra, would I likely see speed improvements thanks to Metal being used in macOS? Not sure if I'm recalling this properly.

Thanks very much! I appreciate your input! :)
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/you-know-mojave-is-pretty-good.2173469/

This was my opinion of Mojave. See the feedback in that thread.