Take Control of Storage 2nd Edition on MacVoices

One of the pleasures of releasing new projects is the knowledge that I’ll get to talk to Chuck Joiner at MacVoices about it. I’ll be deep into the end stages of a deadline and I’ll get an email from Chuck: “Hey, I hear you’re about to release something new. Want to talk about it on MacVoices?” Of course!

With the release of the second edition of my book Take Control of Your Digital Storage, Chuck and I discussed hard drives, NAS, SSDs, file systems and other related topics that, admittedly, sound like dry conversational material. But talking to Chuck is anything but dry, and I think we covered not only a lot of information, but entertained ourselves (and hopefully, viewers) in the process.

The interview is broken into two parts (descriptions from MacVoices):

  • MacVoices #20187: Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Storage Again (Part 1): Storage might not be the first thing on your mind but it is where you store your data, so it is important to understand it. That’s why Jeff Carlson has updated his Take Control of Your Digital Storage to further address APFS (Apple File System) features, functions, and issues that you might run into as you dig further into macOS Catalina and move (eventually) to Big Sur. In the first part of the conversation, Jeff talks about snapshots and their relationship to Time Machine, why some concepts are different when referencing spinning drives vs. SSDs, and some things to understand about buying storage. (Part 1 of 2)
  • MacVoices #20187: Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Storage Again (Part 2): Our conversation with Jeff Carlson, the author of Take Control of Your Digital Storage, continues with a focus on whether or not you should consider a fusion drive, the benefits and drawbacks of those big, cheap hard drive, the rainbow color designations of various types of drives and more. (Part 2 of 2).

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