Late 12' Mac Mini + Yosemite

kanewtz

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Nov 10, 2014
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Hey!

I have a i7 2.3GHz Late 2012 Mac Mini with a 240 GB SSD+1TB HDD and 16GB of RAM.

I want to be able to use iMovie Theatre and the cloud however, I must update to Yosemite to do so.

Would I experience any issues upgrading to 10.10?

Computer should be able to handle it?
 

redheeler

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Oct 17, 2014
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My older 2010 mini with 4 GB RAM and a 5400 RPM HDD handles Yosemite just fine, there isn't any reason why yours would not. Happy updating :)
 

newellj

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My 2012 ran Yo great even on 4GB of RAM. You might consider a bare disk virgin install, though (after you've backed everything up and verified the backup).
 

WilliamG

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Mar 29, 2008
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I was going to ask...would a simple upgrade be sufficient? Or is it best to do a clean install?
You can upgrade in place.

FYI I experienced wifi issues with Yosemite when I installed it last month on my late '12 mini. I can't speak of how it would perform with the new 10.10.2 build, but my iMac has certainly been more stable up this point since the last beta 10.10.2. Both the mini and the iMac 5K were annoyingly unstable connected over 5Ghz to my AC Time Capsule.

We'll see, though, now. If Yosemite's wifi issues are now a thing of the past I'd recommend Yosemite for daily use.
 

Fishrrman

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If you're going to run the OS from an SSD, then yes, it would be a good upgrade...
 

kanewtz

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Nov 10, 2014
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Northern Ontario
Thanks for all the info.

I will probably only upgrade after I get the MacMini set up via ethernet.

Right now it is on Wireless
 

BJonson

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It's such crap that you must upgrade to the latest operating system to use the latest apple software.
 

Algus

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Jun 8, 2014
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Yeah I have had less trouble with Yosemite than I had with Mavericks. Must be lucky to have avoided some of the bugs people were talking about. Probably the best for me since Lion when it was new.

I am only slightly jealous. I have the i5 model and was hoping to upgrade to an i7 quad-core with Haswell but, well, we saw what Apple did to that plan lol!

Sounds like some good mods, you must have a real beast. I've been toying with the idea of tossing a 256 GB SSD in my mini as a boot drive, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
 

macdragonfl

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I have the exact spec mini you have. Yosemite runs great ! I bought 2 months before new gen mini's came out. I run virtual box with Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux rip DVDs at the same time. It's a little beast.
 

tibas92013

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Jun 2, 2013
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Just to update...installed Yosemite and everything runs smooth!

Smoother than when I was using Mavericks
I just upgraded my MM 2012 i5(basic model) from 4GB RAM to 16GB. Here in Costa Rica it cost $245 but I decided to up the RAM before I upgrade from OSX "Mountain Lion" to "Yosemite. An SSD would cost an "arm and a leg" here in Central America but I may bite the bullet in the near future.

Question, did you do a "clean" or normal installation of OSX "Yosemite"?
 

newellj

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My Mini story, short version:

1. Upgraded to Yo from Mavs - had some weird problems. :(
2. Reinstallation from recovery partition did not solve problems. :mad:
3. Did an internet recovery installation and the Mini runs like a top. :cool: