Are you prepared for macOS Catalina?

Are you upgrading to macOS Catalina? What do you need to upgrade?

Do you know what the best Apple Mac hardware is for macOS Catalina? Unfortunately older Macs might struggle with a software upgrade if the machine itself hasn’t been upgraded in a while. If you want to get the best out of your Mac whilst keeping up with the latest software releases, then you have to know what capabilities your Mac must have to be compatible with Catalina.

What is the optimal hard drive for Catalina?

There are many Mac’s that are still running older mechanical hard drives. What we mean by mechanical is that they have moving parts inside.There are some major risks with older mechanical hard drives, one being the risk of hard drive failure which could lead to data loss. Data loss is not something you want to experiment with. We reccoment upgrading to a more sturdy, resilient solid state drive. Beyond making it possible for you to upgrade your software, mechanical drives are also a lot slower than an Apple solid state drives or Apple SSD’s. Apple SSD’s are generally 75% faster than normal mechanical hard drives. It makes sense that Mac’s upgraded to Catalina become slow if they are running a normal mechanical drive.

What is the optimal RAM for Catalina

Apple have indicated that the minimum amount of RAM memory required to install macOS Catalina is 4GB.¬†However, this is the very bare minimum . You will most likely experience a very slow machine if you are running macOS Catalina on 4GB of RAM.¬†We suggest a minimum of 8GB (because who couldn’t benefit from a faster machine?) however, 16GB of Mac RAM memory is ideal. We have seen that 16GB of Mac RAM memory works the best with all Mac operating systems and Mac applications (including 3rd party application, Parallels and Boot Camp).