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macOS High Sierra - MacWorld recommendation on APFS
Frede Hundewadt
Frede Hundewadt Chief Senior Advocate
Posted 2017-11-11 03:53
A word of warning regarding APFS

Wait until a . release eg. 10.13.1 or even 10.13.2

MacWorld article

Apps that won't work on High Sierra (MacWorld)

Don't expect the CrossOver devs to solve what ever problems macOS is facing during their transitions to a completely new FS.

As a Linux user I have tested several filesystems including something very similar to APFS - btrfs (Better File System) and f2fs.

The btrfs has the same on the fly data security as apfs is going to feature but btrfs file system is a diskspace eater and occationally puke your file system. Said in short: is is not reliable enough for data storage - maybe in 5 years or so.

The other is a Samsung invention especially created for nand chips found in phones and on ssd's - It seems stable but do not have the on the fly backup apfs are going to feature.

I am NOT saying the same is going to happen to apfs but my advice - one user to another - postpone High Sierra until apfs is proven stable and reliable.

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