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Storage tools in macOS

Storage tools in macOS: macOS Sierra for IT Administrators
Storage tools in macOS: macOS Sierra for IT Administrators

Understand how physical storage attached to a computer inside and out, is seen by users, but equally importantly how it is seen by the system. Learn what the system sees when it sees storage, from the Unix command line level. Learn concepts such as a format, a partition scheme, a pool, an affinity, and more. Learn how SSD speed improvements affect computer speed, reads are getting faster and faster, while writes are getting slower. Learn how 3000 write cycles are about all you get before the data block is TRIM'd out of the storage use pool. Learn what the Spinning Pinwheel of Death really means, and how to look at it as a troubleshooter. All it means is that an application hasn't been keeping on top of it's I/O.

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Skill Level Intermediate
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