Posts from the desk of Tim Standing

Using APFS On HDDs … And Why You Might Not Want To

After 16 months of using and testing APFS—Apple’s new file system—I’ve come to the conclusion that you probably don’t want to use it on HDDs (disks with rotating platters). Why? Well, to understand why APFS and HDDs are not well suited, I first need to explain one of the key features of APFS: “copy on…
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The Speed of APFS: Just How Fast Is It?

Ever since the first beta of Sierra (Mac OS 10.12), I have been interested in Apple’s new file system, APFS. As the first new file system released by Apple in almost 30 years, I knew this file system would...