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.
Why measuring free and used disk space is not so simple in APFS, and which estimates you should trust.
Disk Utility claims to perform secure erase on SSDs, but does no such thing. Here are workarounds to do what it doesn’t, and details of a bug preventing encryption of APFS volumes.
Can you trust Disk Utility to securely erase hard drives and SSDs? How to prepare your Mac’s internal storage before selling it, so you don’t give your bank details away with it. And much more.
How does the volume structure differ between Fusion Drives in HFS+ and APFS formats? Does Disk Utility show an accurate picture?
Why might we want to repair permissions, and how does it differ now from what is used to be? As shown in a clear diagram.
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?
Contains binary data on the last integrity check made using fsck on a disk image. Can be deleted to enable some images to be mounted.
You need to format a USB memory stick in standard ExFAT. Do you try Disk Utility in Sierra, or High Sierra, when both are likely to fail?
Troubled at times, we have used Disk Utility through thick and thin. Now it has changed to support APFS, with some weird behaviour.