Why is Apple soldering in the SSDs of so many new Macs? What problems does it produce, and should you avoid them?
You’re stuck using hard disks with High Sierra or later. Could enabling defragmentation on them overcome the performance problems of APFS?
Fancy a new iMac? With a hard disk or a Fusion Drive? It’s worth considering their drawbacks, and looking at a smaller SSD perhaps.
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.
With narrowing of the cost difference between Fusion Drives and full-size SSDs, it’s worth considering likely differences in working life.
A close call for Apple this week, as it only just met its own deadline to deliver a 64-bit update to Compressor. For High Sierra only, though. Where does this leave us?
Does APFS currently support hard disks, Fusion Drives, and other forms of storage beyond SSDs? The devil is in the detail.
Buying or replacing external storage for Macs is extremely uncertain at the moment because of issues over APFS. Here’s some guidance for selecting hard disks, for backups and more.
What happens next with Apple’s new file system is a strong indicator of its commitment to the Mac as a computer platform. Copy-on-write is the issue.
A brief guide to support in High Sierra and its installer, for different types of drive, and for APFS.