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Nov 22, 2017 09:43 |  #1

My Macbook Air has SSD so it automatically switched to APFS when I updated to High Sierra.

I don't recall being asked if I wanted to when I updated an older iMac to High Sierra. I was surprised to find it is Mac OS Extended and not HFS+. Either way I did a bunch of reading and APFS is tuned for SSD but I'm still wondering about updating for an HDD. I get mixed opinions on the net and Adobe support says it is OK to do so. Just wondering if it worth risking something for and older iMac with an HDD drive.

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Nov 22, 2017 10:07 |  #2

I currently have a hybrid ssd drive in my macbook pro...i'm holding off on the upgrade to High Sierra until I swap in a true SSD drive into it.

The 'read me' notes on the installation of High Sierra say that APFS is mandatory for SSD's and, the file system won't be upgraded if you don't have an SSD, you can't opt to upgrade the file system on a non-ssd from what i read.

Will see how it goes when i get there. :-)


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Nov 22, 2017 10:17 |  #3

Interesting. I don't like that kind of stuff just happening without a heads up.

I think I would let the start up disk be formatted whatever way apple thought best. If it was a third party start up SSD, it might throw up a red flag, but otherwise I'd not be concerned.


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Nov 22, 2017 10:58 |  #4

I'm not having any issues with the old iMac. Think I'll leave this one alone. In a few years I plan to update and then I'll get an SSD for it.


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I got some feedback from another site. It seems that APFS won't work on Fusion or HDD. I knew about Fusion but was not sure about sure about HDD.


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