I just found out this week that Intuit seems to be upping the OS requirement EACH year. After four years of doing TurboTax on Sierra, I had to upgrade to High Sierra last year, and it gave me a warning that I’d need to be on Mojave this year. I got around it last year by upgrading an older external drive as a boot drive. It was fine once it was up and running but booting was miserable. (it was the original drive from my 2008 unibody, so no surprise there)
I also just acquired a new Quickbooks client who was on the 2020 version, which requires Mojave. The 2021 version requires Catalina.
I still have some big ticket items that are 32 bit. While I have another machine I could offload them to, I’m a bit reluctant to make my main machine a guinea pig for the latest and greatest, when I know what I have works fine (for me). Without Intuit issues, I think I am comfortable bringing the laptop to Mojave.
Long story short, I’m looking for a smaller external drive that will boot in a reasonable amount of time, for these programs that need a higher OS that I won’t use daily. Not big and not expensive (in a perfect world).
For those that remember my post on a new internal drive, yes I have it, no I have not installed it yet and most importantly, I usually do a fresh install with a new drive and keep the old one for awhile as I bring software and files over. I’ll be needing to work on client files before I’m ready with that one.
It’s been awhile since I’ve worked with multiple systems on the same drive. Am I correct that each OS needs its own partition?
Is there any other option I should be considering? i.e. my new internal 480gb drive… would it be possible to create tiny partitions on that for this endeavor? Gee maybe I should swap it for the 1T after all I’d hate to use my extra space on something like this
Thanks - again!
early 2015 MBPr currently with 256gb, going to 480gb soon