Free Download macOS Catalina Virtual Disk Image

With the release of macOS Catalina, everyone wants to try it on their system. There are many who wants to check the macOS on their system without installing it. For such tasks, virtualization will do the work.

VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk) which is a virtual hard disk drive is one of the best file formats to perform the virtualization.  And here you can download macOS Catalina VMDK (virtual disk image) for free.

Released on WWDC 2019, macOS Catalina has brought some new features including iPad support, Web recording features, secure attachments, and many more. I won’t bore you with the details, download macOS Catalina virtual disk image, and if are interested in more scroll down.

Download macOS Catalina VMDK (Virtual Disk Image)

macos catalina virtual disk image
macOS Catalina virtual disk image

Use the direct links below to download the macOS. Downloading the macOS will take some time, instead of waiting, scroll down and know more about macOS Catalina.

Download macOS Catalina Virtual Disk Image

macOS Catalina on Mac

talking about running macOS Catalina on Mac is meaningless, as you can’t use the macOS Catalina virtual disk image on any macOS. However, looking at the details provided by Apple- macOS Catalina can be used on Mac from 2012 and the following:

  • Mac Pro 2013 and later
  • Mac Mini 2012 and later
  • iMac 2012 and Later
  • MacBook Pro 2013 and later
  • MacBook Air 2012 and Later
  • iMac Pro 2017 and later
  • MacBook 2015 and later

Things that we got are, you will need an Intel Core 2 Duo or better with 8-16 GB RAM memory and almost 50 GB free storage to run it. A Graphics card is also required without it you can’t run the macOS.

Related: How to install macOS Catalina on Virtual Box?

Quick summary of macOS Catalina

Installing the macOS on your system or any virtualization platform, there will be many aspects that you will notice that are either changed or improved.

The first thing you will notice will be the Safari browser. Improvements in performance, stability, security, and interface have been made. Option to use iPad your secondary screen (aka Sidecar) is also valid.

New Mail tools have been added with the option to block spam senders or any other person. For those who spend hours on their system, new Screen Time features will give them details on how much time they have spent on every application and their system.

Child Control is also improved, as you can have an eye on your child’s internet usage and even on authorizing to use the applications and time spend on Mac.

Support and improvement in Apple Watch, Security, and media file support has been made. With Dolby Audio tech, you can support wider audio file formats and have more control over audio files.

Battery health management to improve your battery health has been added too.

About macOS Catalina VMDK (virtual disk image)

Now, let’s discuss the macOS Catalina virtual disk image. VMDK is the best choice for testing any OS or macOS on virtualization platforms. VDMK is way easier to handle and perform the task on VMware or Virtual Box (virtualization platform) than DMG or ISO file format.

With a sandbox environment and VMDK on your approach, you can easily test any macOS. Here the sandbox environment points to the environment where you have full control. For example, in VMware Workstation, you can increase/decrease the RAM, storage, graphics, network speed, processor, and more.

You also have the option to duplicate your virtual box… the only drawback about the VMDK is that you can’t use it as a setup file and perform the installation on your Mac.

Installation of macOS Catalina virtual disk image

Before the installation, you will need to download a few files. You will need to download Virtual Box and Virtual Box extension packs. Here I have download Virtual Box; so, I have downloaded the Virtual Box extension pack, if you are using VMware then you will need VMware Unlocker.

  1. Download macOS Catalina Virtual Disk Image.
  2. Download Virtual Box and perform the installation.
  3. Now, download Virtual Box Extension Pack, once downloaded perform the installation.  
  4. Create a new virtual machine on your VB.
  5. Configure your virtual machine.
  6. Perform the installation of macOS Catalina.

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