Should I update mac mini 2014 from Elcapitan to Sierra

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by benx1111, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. benx1111 macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2013
    Hello guys, I have this question, because I can't find anything on the web about this.
    i7 intel, 16 gb, 256 SSD. This is strongest mini in the store actually. I worry for low performance or lag after the update to Sierra. Please help with your opinions. Thank you in advance!
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Yeah do it; it'll perform just as well, if not better.
  3. onejed1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2007
    Yeah i have problems with 10.12.4.... it doesnt work on my 2011 mac mini. I would suggest to hold off for now, unless you can somehow get it to 10.12.3 which is what i'm keeping mine at for now.

    Edit: and if my 2011 runs 10.12(.3) as smooth as it does, yours will be even better.
  4. benx1111 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2013
    Thanks for this topic. If someone find some feedback about this mini mac or for this processor, will be very useful. Thank you! Because I really don't want to use Siri for mac, I have already NightShift (F.lux) for mac, I only looking for better performance and smooth OS.
  5. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
  6. sorcery macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2016
    Ring of Fire
  7. benx1111 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2013
    Hello! After 3 days with upgrade to latest version of Sierra 10.12.4, the mac mini work very well thank you for your help guys. If someone for the future will have same question like mine, can see this topic. For strongest mini late 2014 on the market, no problems with performance, no lag, everything smooth, quick boot with Sierra.
    Here is the result of benchmark if someone need too:
    Mac mini (Late 2014)
    Single-Core Score 3932
    Multi-Core Score 7561
    Operating System macOS 10.12.4
    Processor Intel Core i7-4578U @ 3.00 GHz
    2 cores, 4 threads
  8. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2013
    Costa Rica
    I too am thinking that I should upgrade from OS "Yosemite" to "Sierra" in which OS "Yosemite" was already installed when I bought my Refurbished MM(Late 2014), 2.8GHz, 8GB Ram, 256SSD from the Apple On-line Store in June, 2015.

    I consider myself a light computer user(surf-the-web,pay bills, buy from Amazon, etc.) in which my present set-up meets all my present needs and only thinking about doing this for Security Reasons.

    I also have a Refurbished MM(Late 2012), 2.5GHz,16GB Ram, 500GB HD that presently has OS "El Capitan" installed which I may also update to OS "Sierra".

    Any comments regarding the above will be appreciated.
  9. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    Well I upgraded my 2012 Mini from El Cap to Sierra.4 for Night Shift and it's amazing. Sierra.4 is really stable in my book in that all the issues with the first 3 releases have been fixed. We upgraded all our Macs here.
  10. Boyd01 macrumors 601


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    I upgraded my daughter's 2012 Mini to Sierra in January (erased and did a clean install). A few weeks later it bricked when it tried auto-updating to 10.12.2. Had to talk my son in law through restoring from time machine on the phone. A number of people had this problem:

    We turned off auto-updates after that, but something odd happened afterwards that caused the time machine volume to get corrupted. Got everything working again when I visited them last month but am a little gun-shy about Sierra now. Hopefully they have sorted all of this out in the current version… maybe I will upgrade the next time I visit.
  11. cobracnvt macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2017
    I upgraded my 2012 to Sierra last night. I fully patched El Capitan, rebooted it and ran a time machine backup before I clicked on update. I didn't run into any problems and it's running fine so far today.

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