Should I Upgrade My Mac Mini Mid 2011 To High Sierra 10.13.6?


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Almogos

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Sep 14, 2018
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Hi Everyone!

I got a Mac Mini Mid 2011 with:

2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256 MB
8GB of RAM
128GB SSD for OS and 1TB WD Black for user folders

Currently running 10.12.6. Overall the performance is fine along fast boot times.

I'm really wondering if I should upgrade to High Sierra.

Would love to hear your feedback about this machine\OS version.

Thanks!!

Almog
 
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goldbuffalo

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Jun 8, 2017
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Go for it. I have mid 2011 but with i7 no issues. Mohave is not recommended for us though.
 
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Partron22

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Apr 13, 2011
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Yes
You'll have longer boot times with High Sierra.
Other than that I'm not seeing a lot of difference between the two OS.
I'll wait til Sierra no longer gets security updates to switch it to High Sierrs.
 
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tedson

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Jul 17, 2002
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Sure, why not, I didn't notice any difference in boot time on my mid 2011 Mini. (I used an SSD boot drive with both Sierra and High Sierra)
 
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uller6

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May 14, 2010
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I have the lowest end 2.3 GHz i5 2011 mini with 2T SSD and 16 GB RAM as my server. It's noticeably slower on High Sierra than it was with Sierra, but too much of a pain to downgrade - I recommend holding out with Sierra as long as possible.
 
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Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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"Currently running 10.12.6. Overall the performance is fine along fast boot times."

My vote is to "stay put" ... unless and until you have "real reasons" to move upwards.

I see no real benefits to a Low Sierra --> High Sierra "upgrade" at this point.

You might soon be wanting one of the new Minis, anyway!
 
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tibas92013

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Almogos, Please excuse the "piggyback" but I have a MM(Late 2012)2.5GHz, 16GB Ram, 500GB HD; so, should I upgrade from Sierra to High Sierra? As of this moment I do not plan on upgrading to High Sierra due to the "spinner' HD.
 
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Almogos

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Sep 14, 2018
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Go for it. I have mid 2011 but with i7 no issues. Mohave is not recommended for us though.
Mojave is not available :(

Thanks for the response!
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You'll have longer boot times with High Sierra.
Other than that I'm not seeing a lot of difference between the two OS.
I'll wait til Sierra no longer gets security updates to switch it to High Sierrs.

Sounds like a plan :) I think this is what I will do for now!

Thanks!!
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"Currently running 10.12.6. Overall the performance is fine along fast boot times."

My vote is to "stay put" ... unless and until you have "real reasons" to move upwards.

I see no real benefits to a Low Sierra --> High Sierra "upgrade" at this point.

You might soon be wanting one of the new Minis, anyway!


You think the new Minis are on their way? :)
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Almogos, Please excuse the "piggyback" but I have a MM(Late 2012)2.5GHz, 16GB Ram, 500GB HD; so, should I upgrade from Sierra to High Sierra? As of this moment I do not plan on upgrading to High Sierra due to the "spinner' HD.


I really recommend you to upgrade your HD to SSD or maybe add second SSD in addition to your main HD, this is what I did, I Have 128GB SSD for my OS and 1TB HD for my user account :)
 
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