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    You should have no problems running Sierra. I ran Sierra on a old 2010 Mackbook (base white plastic chassis) with only a 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD so you will have no problem. I found Sierra run nicely and is worth the upgrade.

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    Not to disagree but Mavericks on both my Maxed out late 2007 and even faster 2008 iMac ran out of RAM all the time with just 2 tabs open.

    Hmmm…odd. Maybe we run different apps or do much different things but I don't think I ever come close to using all of the 20GB RAM on my 2011 27" iMac. At least according to Activity Monitor memory use.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    You won't convince Patrick Dennis.


    If you're referring to me using WD Black HDDs harry, you're on the wrong train and the wrong tracks as I've been using them as replacement drives for years, both 2.5" and 3.5" versions.

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    As for the OP, I didn't notice any suggestion to add a partition if needed and install Sierra onto it and Migrate any user stuff if they want to check out how it works for their use.

    Just a thought, then the older OS X will still be available if they don't like it.

    There seem to be quite a few posts on the web for some users asking How to downgrade from macOS Sierra back to OS X
    … (add version here)…

    Regardless, make sure one has a current backup!!!





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    I remember what Randy Singer said about hard drives. It seems that there are fewer and fewer makers of hard drives. I believe WD has pretty much bought up most of the hard drive makers that we remember. Anyway, today I bought a Seagate Platinum ultra slim 1 TB on sale at Staples so I could run the High Sierra beta with it. The public beta should be released in several weeks.

    I was going to buy a LaCie TB drive until I found out that they use 5400 RPM units in them. I guess that's why they're so cheap.

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    I was going to buy a LaCie TB drive until I found out that they use 5400 RPM units in them. I guess that's why they're so cheap.

    And even at that, since ages ago now, it's been pretty well a crap shoot as to what brand or dive any of their storage drives actually contain.





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    I remember what Randy Singer said about hard drives. It seems that there are fewer and fewer makers of hard drives.
    How's this for some names and numbers???
    "More than 200 companies have manufactured HDDs over time. But consolidations have concentrated production into just three manufacturers today: Western Digital, Seagate, and Toshiba."
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_d...rers_and_sales

    List of defunct hard disk manufacturers

    "At least 221 companies were hard disk drive manufacturers in the past.[1] Most of that industry has vanished through bankruptcy or mergers and acquisitions."
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._manufacturers

    WOW!!!






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    Well Sierra Sucked! I could not use my Quickbooks(bought last year) and it was sluggish. It seemed faster, but graphically it was a step back. It seemed to stutter/jitter when switching/opening windows. Restored El Cap and back to normal. Thanks for the help but I'll wait till i'm forced to upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilo15 View Post
    Well Sierra Sucked! I could not use my Quickbooks(bought last year) and it was sluggish. It seemed faster, but graphically it was a step back. It seemed to stutter/jitter when switching/opening windows. Restored El Cap and back to normal. Thanks for the help but I'll wait till i'm forced to upgrade.
    I do understand. I was forced to upgrade to Quickbooks 2016 when I upgraded to Sierra. There was some change to how Sierra handled a procedure QuickBooks needed. Imagine my surprise when I looked for potential issues I did not see Quickbooks 2013 listed but found out after I upgraded I could no longer access my accounts. That was an expensive discovery. QB 2016 runs fine and I have gotten use to the changes but I could have done without the expense.

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    Well Sierra Sucked! I could not use my Quickbooks(bought last year) and it was sluggish.
    I'm not exactly surprised for a normal MacBook, but in Sierra's defense are you using the latest version of Quickbooks?

    However, the comment at macupdate is interesting:
    "NeartheredrocksApr 14, 2017+0Just for the record: The latest version of QuickBooks for Mac is "QuickBooks 2016 v17.1.13 R14" from February 2017, and it works very well with macOS 10.12 Sierra. "
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/10146/quickbooks

    BTW: in my own Sierra experience, some things that seemed or were slow, actually speeded up a bit after being used for several days.

    In my case however, the loss of some features (removed from Yosemite and later) were too annoying to continue using it. Unfortunately they'll probably never get fixed or changed, even with High Sierra that's on the near horizon.

    And Lisa's expensive experience isn't too encouraging for any Mac OS upgrading Quickbooks user. Ouch!!





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    Sorry, but anything expected from Intuit toward Mac users should not be taken lightly. I really can't think of any other company that over the years has annoyed me more than Intuit. Their support has always been dismal. Their cavalier attitude about what works with which version of OS X is well known. "Just upgrade... that will fix it". "Oh, you want a free upgrade or discount?" "Sorry but we can't do that."

    Compare the price of TurboTax with other tax packages is another example of how Intuit rips us off. And Quickbooks users.... you have my sympathy.

    OK, that's my Intuit rant for today.

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    OK, that's my Intuit rant for today.

    Completely agree chscag, and for Canadians it was even worse with their lack of proper support for most of their software, if and when it worked, and their solution — just quit updating it or even making it available and just drop it for Mac users!!





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    I don't blame Apple one bit for the quick book problem. Intuit are a bunch of pirates! I am sure Sierra might have run better if I let it do it's thing for a couple hours but the whole quickbooks thing was a red flag. Can't justify wasting another $200. I bought quickbooks 6 months ago. Ridiculous! I also wanted to check out how the apple watch works with the login--Took too long. Typing the password at login is much faster. I Wiped my hard drive and ended up restoring back to El Cap--and for some reason El Cap is absolutely zooming now. It's never been this fast. Thanks Again for all your help!

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    I also wanted to check out how the apple watch works with the login--Took too long.
    Strange, my  watch unlocks the MBP in seconds. Yes, I probably could type the password faster, but it's not just speed, it's convenience. I can walk up to my desk, tap the spacebar and by the time I'm sitting in the chair the MBP is up and ready for me.

    A reinstall is always going to be lightning fast because all the caches are now empty.

    I think you didn't give Sierra long enough to settle in. It has to index the drive(s) for Spotlight to work, which can take a long time and will cause some minor stuttering early on. But that's why there are horseraces! Enjoy El Cap for as long as you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Hmmm…odd. Maybe we run different apps or do much different things but I don't think I ever come close to using all of the 20GB RAM on my 2011 27" iMac. At least according to Activity Monitor memory use.


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    the i Macs i own only take 4GB, 6 with OWC expensive for 6GB RAM. There the difference is quite noticeable.

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