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Old 10-28-2020, 08:41 PM
Sadie Tango Sadie Tango is offline
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Default Will Pro Tools 2020 run on Mac Mini 6,2

I have been running Pro Tools 2019.12 on my late 2012 Mac Mini 6,2 successfully and am wondering if my little computer is capable of running a later version of Pro Tools 2020.
MacMini 6,2 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 gb RAM, 256 gb SSD start up drive, 1 TB SSD internal media drive, Pro Tools 2019.12, Waves Gold & Ren v.11, RX8, Quantum 2, Artist Mix
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Old 10-28-2020, 08:59 PM
Darryl Ramm Darryl Ramm is offline
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Default Re: Will Pro Tools 2020 run on Mac Mini 6,2

It's never really a question about hardware... you have the minimum RAM recommended by Avid, and it running OK with 2019.x should run OK with 2020.9 from a CPU and memory viewpoint. But this is really not about hardware, it's all about macOS versions and Pro Tools compatibility. And you don't tell us the most important thing--what macOS version you are running.

*You* need to be able to sort this out for yourself.

You can find the Pro Tools compatibility table here:


And the "what is the "last macOS my Mac can run" info can be found in multiple places online, including https://eshop.macsales.com/guides/Ma..._Compatibility

From those two you can work out what macOS versions you need to be running to support 2020.9.x and if your Mac can run that version(s).

If you need to upgrade macOS major versions, do a full clean install, not an in situ upgrade, discussed many many times on DUC. Do that on a spare drive or APFS container on an existing SSD if there is space... do not delete your current working boot drive/container until you have the new one fully tested and running.

And *you* also need to check if all your third party plugins, interface drivers, and Artist Mix/Euphonix are supported on the version of macOS you want/need to run.
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