- Oct 15, 2006
If not, what is the latest version of macOS they support?
I've got a 2010 Mac mini Server that is running 10.12.6 and it performs beautifully as an AST/NetInstall server. It has 8GB of RAM and dual 1TB 7200RPM drives. High Sierra saw some slow downs and AST doesn't currently do very well being installed on High Sierra.If you can, I recommend sticking with Sierra. You probably will not see any benefit from 10.13 and it still has some bugs and compatibility issues.
The next release after High Sierra may not be compatible, but High Sierra should remain compatible. Apple introduced the same kind of alert in iOS 10, and in iOS 11 support for 32-bit apps was dropped, but devices on the last build of 10 can still run them just fine.I just got notification that the next update to High Sierra will not be 64 bit compatible with a critical software program I use. Is there a way to decline the automatic OS upgrades, just in case the publisher doesn't fix it in time?
High Sierra will always run 32 bit code. The next version may or may not. If you don’t want automatic updates, turn them off in System Preferences.I just got notification that the next update to High Sierra will not be 64 bit compatible with a critical software program I use. Is there a way to decline the automatic OS upgrades, just in case the publisher doesn't fix it in time?
The 3.0Ghz does beat it out in single core, but multi-core isn't even a competition.Still using mine - look at the geekbench ratings, it is 50% faster than the top of the line 2014 Mini!
Yep. With 8 GB of RAM and an SSD, my Late 2008 Unibody MacBook still runs HS very well. When it had 2 GB and a spinner as recently as El Cap, it was a total slug.My 2010 Mac Mini is on HS and it's so slow. That's simply because I kept it on the default 2 GB of RAM and spinning HDD. My 2008 MacBook with 8 GB of RAM works a lot better on HS though, even though it's unsupported.
2010's are workhorses. Optical drive comes in handy, too. Picky about the 16gbs of ram in the beginning, I'm sure it's all worked out now with the ram issue. 2010 MPB 13" had the same 16gb finicky ram issue, but flew on maxed out ram like the Mini's.Got my 16gb on the way. My son was using the mac mini with the original spinner hd and 4gb ram. Decided to liberate him of it and give him my windows pc. Upgraded to SSD and ram shortly. Really wish I had the 2012 i7 though.
What process did you use to transfer your system and files from the hard drive to the SSD?
If you simply did a full restore from a backup, I would suggest that you boot to your High Sierra installer, and reinstall High Sierra to your SSD. That will simply reinstall all the system files, and can sometimes give you back that performance that may not be there just yet.