System Requirements

Operating System

Connected computers can use the same or mixed Operating Systems. Regular macOS updates should be performed as released by Apple. Check hardware compatibility for Catalina and Mojave.

  • macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • macOS Mojave (10.14)

iPad Apps

Check device compatibility for iOS 11.

  • iOS 11 or higher

Server

Minimum Recommended
Processor i5+, Xeon, 8th gen i3 i5+, Xeon
Memory 16 GB 32 GB or greater
Storage 512 GB 1 TB SSD or greater

Workstation

Minimum Recommended
Processor m3, i3+, and Xeon m3, i5+, and Xeon
Memory 8 GB 16 GB or greater
Storage 128 GB 128 GB SSD or greater

Backups

  • MacPractice recommends daily backups to ensure you can recover from a hardware failure with minimal loss.
  • Backup size varies depending on usage, especially when storing high-quality images in the database.
  • You should consider not only your current database storage needs, but also your potential future data growth when purchasing all storage media, including internal and external storage media.
  • An external hard drive is recommended for hard drive storage, as well as multiple redundancies such as cloud storage.

Detailed Backup Guidance and Recommendations can be found on our HelpDesk.

Graphics Card

Computers using Imaging or Digital Radiography

  • AMD
  • ATI
  • Intel Iris
  • Intel UHD Graphic 630

Network

Gigabit Ethernet recommended. Multiple Wi-Fi devices may be required to provide adequate and reliable service in some offices.

  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 5GHz Wi-Fi

Third-Party Compatibility

Before performing any macOS updates, you should make sure any application you need is compatible. MacPractice cannot be responsible for applications created by third-parties. Click below for a list of known compatibilities.