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Mac OS Compatibility Guide for Mac mini

Which versions of macOS does my Mac mini support?

Late 2020 Macmini9,1 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x No
MavericksOS X 10.9.x No
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x No
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x No
SierramacOS 10.12.x No
High SierramacOS 10.13.x No
MojavemacOS 10.14.x No
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x No
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x Yes
Late 2018 Macmini8,1 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x No
MavericksOS X 10.9.x No
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x No
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x No
SierramacOS 10.12.x No
High SierramacOS 10.13.x No
MojavemacOS 10.14.x Yes
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x Yes
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x Yes
Late 2014 Macmini7,1 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x No
MavericksOS X 10.9.x No
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x Yes
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x Yes
SierramacOS 10.12.x Yes
High SierramacOS 10.13.x Yes
MojavemacOS 10.14.x Yes
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x Yes
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x Yes
Late 2012 i7, and Server Late 2012 Macmini6,2 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x Yes
MavericksOS X 10.9.x Yes
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x Yes
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x Yes
SierramacOS 10.12.x Yes
High SierramacOS 10.13.x Yes
MojavemacOS 10.14.x Yes
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x Yes
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x No
Late 2012 Macmini6,1 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x Yes
MavericksOS X 10.9.x Yes
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x Yes
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x Yes
SierramacOS 10.12.x Yes
High SierramacOS 10.13.x Yes
MojavemacOS 10.14.x Yes
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x Yes
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x No
Server Mid 2011 Macmini5,3 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x Yes
MavericksOS X 10.9.x Yes
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x Yes
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x Yes
SierramacOS 10.12.x Yes
High SierramacOS 10.13.x Yes
MojavemacOS 10.14.x No
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x No
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x No
Mid 2011 (2.5GHz, 2.7GHz) Macmini5,2 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x Yes
MavericksOS X 10.9.x Yes
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x Yes
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x Yes
SierramacOS 10.12.x Yes
High SierramacOS 10.13.x Yes
MojavemacOS 10.14.x No
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x No
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x No
Mid 2011 (2.3GHz) Macmini5,1 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x Yes
MavericksOS X 10.9.x Yes
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x Yes
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x Yes
SierramacOS 10.12.x Yes
High SierramacOS 10.13.x Yes
MojavemacOS 10.14.x No
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x No
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x No
Server Mid 2010 Macmini4,1 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x Yes
MavericksOS X 10.9.x Yes
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x Yes
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x Yes
SierramacOS 10.12.x Yes
High SierramacOS 10.13.x Yes
MojavemacOS 10.14.x No
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x No
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x No
Mid 2010 Macmini4,1 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x Yes
MavericksOS X 10.9.x Yes
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x Yes
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x Yes
SierramacOS 10.12.x Yes
High SierramacOS 10.13.x Yes
MojavemacOS 10.14.x No
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x No
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x No
Server Late 2009 Macmini3,1 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x Yes
MavericksOS X 10.9.x Yes
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x Yes
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x Yes
SierramacOS 10.12.x No
High SierramacOS 10.13.x No
MojavemacOS 10.14.x No
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x No
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x No
Late 2009 Macmini3,1 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x Yes
MavericksOS X 10.9.x Yes
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x Yes
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x Yes
SierramacOS 10.12.x No
High SierramacOS 10.13.x No
MojavemacOS 10.14.x No
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x No
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x No
Early 2009 Macmini3,1 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x Yes
MavericksOS X 10.9.x Yes
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x Yes
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x Yes
SierramacOS 10.12.x No
High SierramacOS 10.13.x No
MojavemacOS 10.14.x No
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x No
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x No
Mid 2007 Macmini2,1 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x No
MavericksOS X 10.9.x No
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x No
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x No
SierramacOS 10.12.x No
High SierramacOS 10.13.x No
MojavemacOS 10.14.x No
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x No
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x No
Late 2006 Macmini1,1 Mac OS Compatibility
Mountain LionOS X 10.8.x No
MavericksOS X 10.9.x No
YosemiteOS X 10.10.x No
El CapitanOS X 10.11.x No
SierramacOS 10.12.x No
High SierramacOS 10.13.x No
MojavemacOS 10.14.x No
CatalinamacOS 10.15.x No
Big SurmacOS 11.0.x No