Upgrading 2011 Mac Mini to El Kapitan

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

  1. Abdulhaq macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2013
    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 65816


    Feb 16, 2010
    Dayton, Ohio
    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 regular

    Apr 23, 2013
    Thanks for your feedback.
  4. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2013
    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


    May 28, 2016
    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

    Jul 25, 2011
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Stick another 4GB of RAM in while it's open for the HD replacement.

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