Tag Archives: APFS
How to Revert a drive from...
Apple’s new APFS (Apple File System) format is the default format for storage under macOS 10.14 Mojave, replacing the dependable and long-lived HFS+ format. However, there are still some instances...

Apple File System OWC VP of Software Engineering Talks...
Watch Tim Standing, VP of Software Engineering for OWC, talk about APFS at the 2018 MacSysAdmin Conference — including the internals of Apple’s new file system, APFS, and how...

Disk Utility View Options: Solving the...
Disk Utility, the macOS Swiss Army knife for working with disks and storage volumes, may have a few blades missing, especially when it comes to working with unformatted drives...


New Capabilities & Limitations: How Disk...
Disk Utility’s Restore function can be used to copy the content from one volume to another. In this respect, it’s similar to the process of cloning a volume, and...

How to Securely Wipe the Data...
Securely wiping a drive, removing all of its data, and ensuring that no meaningful information can be recovered, has long been a feature of Disk Utility and its erase...

First Aid: Verify and Repair HFS+,...
Disk First Aid, currently part of Disk Utility, has long been the go-to utility for verifying and repairing a Mac’s storage system. Included as a standalone app with the...


How to Create Encrypted Disk Images...
The Mac’s Disk Utility app supports a number of capabilities that make managing the Mac’s storage system easier. But one set of features seems to get overlooked a bit:...

Report: macOS May Lose Data on...
In a recent article on the company’s blog, Mike Bombich of Carbon Copy Cloner shared an APFS bug that can cause the loss of data when writing to images....

Tech 101: Do Mac Hard Disk...
Macs are more popular than ever, thanks to a “halo effect” from buyers of iPhones and iPads who decide to make the switch from Windows to macOS. Like all...