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?
Why measuring free and used disk space is not so simple in APFS, and which estimates you should trust.
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.
With narrowing of the cost difference between Fusion Drives and full-size SSDs, it’s worth considering likely differences in working life.
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.
I claimed (from a guess) that there might be 0.8 GB of xattrs in my Home folder. I was wildly wrong: there are actually over 3.8 GB. Here’s how xattrs are distributed.
Robust example Swift code for checking the free space available on a volume. A good quick check to run before trying to write out anything hefty.
Several Mac users have contacted me to report apparent contradictions between different estimates of free space remaining on […]
Does APFS support its major new features – clones, snapshots, etc – yet, and how can you use them?
SSD or hard disk? Western Digital, HGST or Seagate? Multiple smaller capacities, or one big disk?