Mojave performance on a 5400rpm HDD based iMac

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by B/D, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. B/D macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2016
    Hello guys.

    Someone has tried the beta on a iMac with a spinning hard drive? One of the specific improvements mentioned at the WWDC conference was "Improved Hard Drive Performance" and APFS for Fusion Drives and HDD´s. so, there is hope.

    To my understanding, MacOs runs pretty poorly on an HDD since Yosemite, so any speed improvement is more than welcome.

    Please, excuse my English.


  2. RyanXM macrumors regular


    Jul 7, 2012
    DFW, TX
    I installed it on a Late 2012 Mac mini (2.3GHz Quad, 8GB, 1TB 5400RPM) and it was slightly faster than 10.13.5. It was responsive and it was actually converted over to APFS. I'm still not a huge fan of APFS, but that is where Apple is going and iOS 11 has proven APFS is a viable file system.
  3. B/D thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2016
    That's awesome, thank you!
  4. Jeltz macrumors newbie


    Jun 9, 2018
    Mid 2012 MacBook Pro 13" here with Hitachi 160GB 5400 RPM drive out of an older computer. Mojave Dev Beta runs very nicely, at least as well as the current High Sierra. The only thing I found so far that took more than a fraction of a second to happen was opening About This Mac. Preview and Photos are speedy, Safari and copying, deleting in Finder are too.

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