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TOPIC: Anyone running APFS on their external HDD RAIDs?

Anyone running APFS on their external HDD RAIDs? 23 Mar 2019 21:42 #99413

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Apparently Apple improved support for regular spinning disk drives under Mojave, but I haven't risked it on my media drives so far. Anyone have experience running APFS on HDDs?

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Anyone running APFS on their external HDD RAIDs? 23 Mar 2019 21:55 #99414

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The recommendation by people who really know this stuff is to not use APFS on spinners. It’s a format really designed for SSDs where there’s no seek time.

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Anyone running APFS on their external HDD RAIDs? 23 Mar 2019 23:18 #99416

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I have a couple of external drives we use for transferring files and Libraries via sneaker net , one SSD one HHD, both 1TB, both formatted to APFS to see how they'd perform. I don't see any difference between the two in real world use. I think my HHD is a tad quicker, in fact.

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