How to check your Mac’s hardware, interpret the results, deal with problems, and tackle tricky intermittent faults.
With narrowing of the cost difference between Fusion Drives and full-size SSDs, it’s worth considering likely differences in working life.
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.
How FileVault encryption failed, apparently damaging an SSD with less than 250 hours use. And what I did to fix it.
How to run Apple’s diagnostic software to work out whether your Mac has a hardware fault – and how to interpret its error codes.
Could a £15 case really let my bargain 750 GB SSD perform at its best?
For the last 15 weeks, this iMac has been freezing sporadically. I have run out of ideas, and hope that 10.11.6 fixes the bug.
Two free tools to check how long your SSD, including those in Fusion Drives, is likely to last.
How long will the SSD in your Mac last before it fails? Some seem to be going to an early grave. Is yours?
What do you do when your Mac seems to have restarted quietly when it should have been asleep?