Take Control of Your Digital Storage

Now available! I’ve just published Take Control of Your Digital Storage, a new ebook that answers your questions about disks, NAS, RAIDs, Disk Utility, and more.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself, it’s that when I go quiet in my communications, it’s because I’m super busy. That’s been the case over the last couple of months as I’ve been working hard on releasing a brand new book! It’s been an exciting and sleepless stretch, but I’m extremely proud of the results.

Available now, I’m proud to announce Take Control of Your Digital Storage, a 128-page ebook packed with information and costing just $12.99!

Take Control of Your Digital Storage

Take Control of Your Digital Storage
Hang on. Did he just say storage??

You better believe it. You probably don’t think too much about digital storage day-to-day, but when something goes wrong or you find yourself in need of more capacity, storage suddenly becomes more important. As I can attest, however, the solution is no longer as simple as “buy a new hard drive” to deal with the situation. That’s partly why I wrote and just published Take Control of Your Digital Storage, an ebook focusing on all your Mac storage questions.

Consider: What are the important specs to look for when replacing a hard drive? Should you get a NAS (network-attached storage) instead, and which features are more important than others? What about setting up a RAID (redundant array of independent disks)? And where does cloud storage fit in?

After decades of working with Macs and accumulating massive collections of photos and videos, I’ve pulled together a wide-ranging book about Mac storage that contains just the help you’re looking for. This book answers those questions and also goes into detail about:

  • The APFS filesystem introduced in macOS High Sierra, how it works, its advantages, and how to work with containers and volumes
  • Using Disk Utility to format, partition, and repair your disks
    Encrypting disks or individual files or folders
  • Strategies for freeing up disk space, including using iCloud Drive’s Optimized Mac Storage feature
  • What to do with a hard drive when it has outlived its usefulness
  • How to create and use disk images (and why you’d want to)

For more on the book, watch this interview I did with Chuck Joiner of MacVoices.

Take Control of Your Digital Storage is just $12.99 and available in PDF, EPUB, or Mobi (Kindle) formats—you have access to all three.

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