Should I stay on Sierra

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sebastian79, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:05 AM.

  1. Sebastian79 macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2017
    Ok, this might sound stupid, but besides the aesthetics and gimmicks, what am I missing out on if I stick to Sierra on my MBP. The only reason I haven't updated so far is that I am afraid of my machine getting slower. Appreciate some feedback and/or advice...
  2. komatsu macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2010
    Personally, I do not see a compelling reason.

    Of course, with High Sierra you get APFS file system which is meant to make your disk less prone to corruption.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    How does the MacBook run now?
    Does the speed please you?
    Do all your apps run without problems?

    Is there anything you DON'T have now that a newer OS could offer you?

    My 2015 MacBook Pro seems fine with El Capitan, so "there it stays" for now.

    One other thing:
    Which MBP do you have?
    What kind of drive is inside it?
  4. Sebastian79 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2017
    I have the 2017 13" nTB MacBook Pro. The speed is fine. I'm just wondering if there is no risk involved in upgrading and getting the latest. Unless it will slow it down.
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Low Sierra might be "all you need for now".

    Having said that, I'll guess that both High Sierra and Mojave won't be "noticeably slower", as that MBP has a pretty-fast SSD inside.

    If at some point you want to try something new, I recommend that you use either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper to create a bootable cloned backup on an external drive BEFORE you upgrade.

    If you take this advice, and if by some chance the upgrade DOESN'T work for you, having a bootable cloned backup makes it child's play to "get back to where you once belonged".

    Without a cloned backup you can still "get back" -- but it WON'T be as easily done.

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