Disk structure diagrammed for comparison, from the partition table, to HFS+ and APFS volumes, with further references.
What you need to know about the APFS file system, its containers and volumes, so you can understand errors and how to repair them.
What you need to know about disk formatting using the GUID Partition Table (GPT) to understand its problems and how to repair it.
Apple says that if you run First Aid on a disk, each of its volumes is checked too. Is that really true?
Disk Utility can’t image APFS volumes, and normally returns an error if you try to image a container. Here’s the workaround.
The volume should only be half full, but installers and other software complains there’s insufficient free space. What to do.
There isn’t as much choice in HFS+: you have just two devices for dividing a disk, volumes and […]
What’s the minimum size of a container, or a volume, in APFS? The answer can range from 1.05 MB up to 167.8 MB, it appears.
Want one external drive from which you can boot two (or more) different versions of macOS? Here’s how to make it.
Adding volumes in APFS is quick and simple. But why would you ever want to add a container to a disk? An exploration of their differences, and when containers are useful.