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Discussion in 'macOS' started by Inthezone111, Oct 3, 2017.
16 gb, i7, fully updated 10.6.8 - if I do an SSD, where can I go from here ?
It sure would help if you told us which Mac you're using and what year it was made...
If you update from 10.6.8 to anything then you will be sorely disappointed.
2010ish iMac 11,1 with Intel core i7, 2.8 ghz, 16 gb memory, ATI Radeon hd 4850...
I’m running High Sierra on a mid 2009 MacBook with a 500GB HDD. It runs great for only 4GB of ram and being almost 10 years old.
To get to any other OS as an upgrade, you would need to start with El Capitan: https://support.apple.com/HT206886
Sierra and High Sierra won't install as upgrades over 10.6.8.
Thanks much - upgrading now to EC and then to HS. What about switching to SSD?
SSD is a must.
Not necessarily a must, its great to have for speed, but I wouldn't say a must.
SSD will greatly speed up your Mac and its a good idea.
Given that High Sierra has just been released it might be better idea to wait 2 or 3 updates before installing it. Keep in mind that High Sierra has mandatory new APFS filesystem if you install it on SSD. New filesystem may have issues so waiting may be better choice...
10.6.8 --> 10.9.5 --> 10.11.6 --> future stable macOS
My 2010 MBP came with 10.6.3 upgraded to 10.6.8 for stability... 10.11.6 is where I am now.
Waiting for 10.13 to stabilise, else it will remain 10.11.6 forever until I get a new machine...