Making sense of the SMART indicators for NVMe SSDs, including all recent models fitted by Apple to Macs.
The life of an SSD should be more predictable than a hard disk. All you need is its TBW, and the total amount of data written to it so far.
Apple wants us to run our Macs at Full Security and not use third-party kernel extensions, but refuses to build S.M.A.R.T. access into USB in macOS.
It’s a simple and popular request: how is my Mac’s SSD ageing? How long is it likely to last? But macOS has no tool to offer, and 3rd party tools aren’t really ideal for M1 Macs still.
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?