In the market for replacement backup storage? It’s a gamble, and you probably won’t know whether you made the right choice for the next year or more.
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?
Should you enable TRIM, and what is it? Do you need to turn wear levelling on, and what about fragmentation on SSDs? Some mysteries explained.
Even with 4 ports on my Mac, I’m running out. What about putting a couple of my 1 TB SSDs into a single enclosure? Here’s a cost-effective answer.
With a shiny new high-speed Samsung X5 SSD to test, I was looking forward to some real speed. Did it deliver good value for its high price, though?
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.
Setting up a new or repurposed Mac may involve updating its firmware – EFI, SMC, and T2 chip if necessary. You can’t do that using imaging, but must run an Apple system installer or updater.
With Apple’s SSD prices so high, you may for the first time have less internal storage in your new Mac than your old one. Tips to help you cope.
Disk Utility claims to perform secure erase on SSDs, but does no such thing. Here are workarounds to do what it doesn’t, and details of a bug preventing encryption of APFS volumes.