Upgrading 2011 Mac Mini to El Kapitan

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Abdulhaq, May 30, 2016.

  1. Abdulhaq macrumors member

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    I have the 2011 Mac-mini with 4 gb ram and I am upgrading the hard disk to 1 TB SSHD (Hybrid Hard Disk). This system is currently running Yosemite. I want to upgrade to El Kapitan but I want to know if doing so will cause any issues such as performance problems.
     
  2. jpietrzak8 macrumors 6502a

    jpietrzak8

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    Apple's focus with El Capitan has mainly involved bug fixes and performance improvements over Yosemite. In short, you should see better performance after upgrading from Yosemite, not worse. :)
     
  3. Abdulhaq thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your feedback.
     
  4. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    HOW are you surviving Yosemite with only 4 GB of RAM??? I had to go out and buy an upgrade to 8 GB because of that piece of crap Yosemite. Before that, I had to run Memory Clean multiple times per day (seriously, 10.10 was that bad at memory management for me).

    Upgrading to El Cap was the best thing I ever did to my mini (2011 like yours). I never want to go back to Yosemite.
     
  5. Kaida macrumors regular

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    I think its better to change to a SSD + HDD with the dual HDD kit. Hybrid are more useful for those people who only has 1 sata slot.
     
  6. Nospig macrumors member

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    Stick another 4GB of RAM in while it's open for the HD replacement.
     

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