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.
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.
SSD or hard disk? Western Digital, HGST or Seagate? Multiple smaller capacities, or one big disk?
Can your Mac control sleep of its display, disks and system independently of one another? Many can’t.
Hard drives are still best value for higher capacity storage. Here are some tips for purchasing them, based on vast experience.
Replacing a failed drive, or upgrading the whole array? Your choice may be wider than you think.
Few users can report the results of testing over 61,000 hard drives for three months. Backblaze just has.