Tag: ssd

What APFS Does for You, and What You Can Do with APFS

By necessity, a sizable chunk of my new book Take Control of Your Digital Storage talks about file systems, and Apple’s new APFS (Apple File System). APFS is installed automatically on Macs with solid-state storage (SSD) when upgrading to macOS High Sierra. But what does APFS do? Why would Apple change the fundamental technology behind ...

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.

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Link: How to Survive on 256 GB a Year

One of the more dramatic shifts we’ve had to deal with in recent years is working with less storage in laptops. Having 500 GB or 1 TB in a portable computer was no big deal, giving us plenty of breathing room. But the switch to SSDs (solid state drives) changed that metric. An SSD is ...