Why measuring free and used disk space is not so simple in APFS, and which estimates you should trust.
iOS 10.3, released on 27 March 2017, thrust the new file system on a great many unsuspecting users. Apple chose a high risk strategy. Has it paid off?
Adding volumes in APFS is quick and simple. But why would you ever want to add a container to a disk? An exploration of their differences, and when containers are useful.
Detailed comparison of how Time Machine backs up HFS+ and APFS volumes, including its use of local snapshots, with diagrams.
How does the volume structure differ between Fusion Drives in HFS+ and APFS formats? Does Disk Utility show an accurate picture?
The Mac has completed its self-test routines, and now prepares to load the EFI firmware or ‘boot loader’. Where it finds it, what it needs, and how Secure Boot changes this.
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?
Don’t pay too much attention to what Apple wants you to hear, but beware of what it omits to mention. Time Machine 2, perhaps?
Apple has just announced that, at long last, its Fusion Drives will soon support its new file system, […]
Do you know when it would be best to use a hard link? What’s the difference between a Finder alias and a symbolic link? And where to High Sierra’s new clones fit in?