I’ve just updated my book Take Control of Your Digital Storage to version 2.2, a small but important release that brings the book up to speed on the latest changes in macOS and associated storage.
You’d think the topic of storage would be pretty unchanging, but that’s not the case at all. I’ve revised the book to put more emphasis on solid-state storage, which is now the only option if you buy a new Mac computer. macOS itself has changed since the last revision, with macOS Monterey implementing yet another layer of core-level security that impacts how you access files and deal with instances such as troubleshooting potential disk errors—for example, it’s now vastly more complicated to create boot drives. Plus, I’ve added discussion of Thunderbolt 4, USB4, and of course rolled in information about working with Apple’s M1-series Macs, which involve different methods of starting up in the case of emergency.
Those are just a few of the changes (one more: did you know that Disk Utility finally has a way to manage local snapshots so you don’t need to do it via Terminal?). Additional change notes can be found at the Take Control of Your Digital Storage page.
If you already own the book, look for an email from Take Control about upgrade pricing. If you don’t yet own the book, with its 153 pages of friendly, helpful advice about internal and external disks, RAID, NAS devices, the APFS file system, and more, you can buy it for just $14.99 right now as an ebook.
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