Upgrading 2011 Mac Mini to El Kapitan

Abdulhaq

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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.
 

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. :)
 
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Abdulhaq

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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. :)
Thanks for your feedback.
 

MysticCow

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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.
 

Kaida

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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.
 
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