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Search Results for: APFS

Reverting an APFS Drive to HFS+ the Easy Way

Back in December of 2018 when APFS was brand-new in macOS 10.14 Mojave, The Rocket Yard featured an article showing the rather arduous method of reverting an APFS (Apple File System) drive to the older HFS+ format. One of the...

How to Revert a drive from APFS back to HFS+

UPDATE:June 15, 2020Changes to macOS and Disk Utility in macOS 10.15 Catalina now make this older method obsolete. Check out this new article to see how to revert an APFS drive to HFS+ easily. Apple's new APFS (Apple File System)...

Report: macOS May Lose Data on APFS-formatted Disk Images

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. Bombich describes the bug at length in the blog article and...

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...

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 be...

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