Want to keep an eye on your hard drive(s) and SSD? Worried that your SSD might need replacing? Here are some tools to put your mind at rest.
A complex installation, which ran smoothly but failed to convert an external SSD to APFS. Watch for issues in migration, though, which forced me to abandon. And yes, Sierra can still access High Sierra’s APFS disks.
More decisions about how to prepare to install the release version of High Sierra. Would it help to reformat your boot disk?
You have one iMac with a Fusion Drive, and an old MacBook Air with an SSD. Which do you upgrade to run High Sierra? Is there a good solution?
If you want to format your startup volume before upgrading, or install High Sierra on multiple Macs, it is best to use a bootable installer. Here’s how.
Apple warns users not to try running High Sierra from a Fusion Drive formatted in APFS, and advises beta testers how to switch back to the old file system.
Explains how Time Machine knows what to back up, why it performs deep event scans, and how that system is different from HFS+ journaling.
Apple’s release of new iPhones and iOS 11 next week will trigger a series of events which will bring great embarrassment. Its new file system APFS is at the centre.
A strange problem with backups that start, but fail to complete successfully, apparently because of duplicate filenames. T2M2 to the rescue, bringing some important lessons.
More than any upgrade to macOS before, successfully installing High Sierra will depend on careful preparation – here are some ideas.