What do you need to do before selling or giving away your Mac to someone else? Here’s a summary, covering all from Intel to M1 models.
Most hard disks become increasingly likely to fail after 3 years. All Time Capsules are now in that zone, and should either be replaced or have their hard disks replaced.
macOS 11.4 has finally fixed all the problems with installing current and older macOS on external disks, and booting an M1 Mac from them.
Big Sur 11.3 progresses support of external bootable disks by M1 Macs, but can still appear flawed and […]
With Intel Macs, we’ve often bought as little RAM and storage as is essential, and enhanced or upgraded using third-party products. Does this work with Apple Silicon models?
The DTKs have been returned, ending the first phase of the transition to Apple Silicon. What comes next, and what are the top three problems which Apple needs to address?
How to measure read speed on storage using 1600 files totalling over 320 GB, enabling comparison between internal and external SSDs.
Progress benchmarking performance of internal SSDs in M1 Macs: tests of 400 files totalling over 130 GB written and read in less than 50 seconds. And results.
Fast compact external SSDs are prone to thermal throttling. This is demonstrated during tests writing 96 files, when transfer rates fell from 2 GB/s to around 700 MB/s.
Although little more expensive than good Thunderbolt 3 cables, what are the differences in Thunderbolt 4? When do you need a new TB4 cable?