With the introduction of High Sierra Apple has made some changes under the hood of the operating system to provide additional benefits to users with solid state drives (hard drives with no moving parts). It's almost like apple made an assumption that everyone who owns a Mac is also running on a solid state drive. Unfortunately for users of the Mac mini and the iMac Apple is still selling computers with spinning drives in them.
So how do you know if you are a prime candidate for the new operating system. Well the general rule of thumb is if your machine was made within the last 5 years and has a Solid State Hard Drive you should seriously consider it. High Sierra has brought some amazing changes to the way security is handled under the hood and has also improved the photos app for individual with larger photo libraries.
We have put together a simple guide to wether or not you should update.
- You have an Solid State Hard Drive and not a spinning or fusion drive
- If you are running IOS 11 or later and you shoot photos and videos with the new file formats
- If you spend a lot of time using the Photos app
- If you use Family Sharing to manage photos or apps