Why is Apple soldering in the SSDs of so many new Macs? What problems does it produce, and should you avoid them?
Suggestions which may stop your Mac from panicking or having other problems when a second or external display is connected to a USB-C/Thunderbolt port. And an intro to caffeinate.
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.
A table showing the main choices when using System Migration, and more detail on how the process works.
What if you can’t or don’t want to use Migration Assistant to move your files from your old to a new Mac? Here it can get more complicated. Tips and solutions to help.
The simplest and best way, when it works. But have you considered migrating from a Time Machine backup instead, and what if it doesn’t work when setting up?
Should you leave the Migration Assistant to set your new Mac up? Will it work if the Mac has a T2? What are your options?
Migration is pain: you can spread it out over days or weeks, or get it over with in a much shorter period. Moving your Time Machine backups also requires great care.
Want to connect an external Thunderbolt 3 drive to your Thunderbolt 1 or 2 port? Apple’s adaptor isn’t necessarily the solution.
Desperately seeking a mid-range desktop Mac? Is the iMac out of date and overpriced, and that gap to the iMac Pro too great?