The Finder, Disk Utility and Terminal show disks and volumes differently, according to their function. This can appear confusing in Catalina until it has been explained.
How does the volume structure differ between Fusion Drives in HFS+ and APFS formats? Does Disk Utility show an accurate picture?
With narrowing of the cost difference between Fusion Drives and full-size SSDs, it’s worth considering likely differences in working life.
I’ve got two volumes showing in the Finder. So how come diskutil list tells me I’ve got four disks with a total of 12 partitions?
Robust example Swift code for checking the free space available on a volume. A good quick check to run before trying to write out anything hefty.
Several Mac users have contacted me to report apparent contradictions between different estimates of free space remaining on […]
SSD or hard disk? Western Digital, HGST or Seagate? Multiple smaller capacities, or one big disk?
Hard drives are still best value for higher capacity storage. Here are some tips for purchasing them, based on vast experience.
Few users can report the results of testing over 61,000 hard drives for three months. Backblaze just has.
El Capitan has made the checking and repair of storage more complex. Here is a clear explanation of what to do.