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Question: can I use high Sierra on my 2013 iMac with a sata drive?

I thought I heard that High Sierra is only compatible with solid state drives. I have a sata/non ssd. Will High Sierra work on it?

iMac, macOS Sierra (10.12.6)

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High Sierra works fine. It's the new APFS file system that isn't entirely advisable on a rotational hard drive. Don't worry about it. A rotational hard drive will not be automagically converted to APFS when installing HS. Only compatible SSDs will be converted automatically. HS runs just fine on my 2011 iMac with a rotational drive. If Sierra is running well, HS should present no problems so long as you don't have any 3rd party applications that have compatibility problems with it.

Check first. roaringapps.com is a good reference.

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Dec 9, 2017 8:05 PM in response to basmith077 In response to basmith077

High Sierra works fine. It's the new APFS file system that isn't entirely advisable on a rotational hard drive. Don't worry about it. A rotational hard drive will not be automagically converted to APFS when installing HS. Only compatible SSDs will be converted automatically. HS runs just fine on my 2011 iMac with a rotational drive. If Sierra is running well, HS should present no problems so long as you don't have any 3rd party applications that have compatibility problems with it.

Check first. roaringapps.com is a good reference.

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Question: can I use high Sierra on my 2013 iMac with a sata drive?