One of the considerations that you need to know about hard drives and the accessibility of their data is what format they are set to. What do you need to know about how formatting impacts accessibility? In this video, join Kevin Ames as he discusses Mac-based formats that you can format your hard drive to.
- One of the big considerations about hard drives…and the accessibility of their data…is the format that they are set-up with in the beginning.…There are two major operating systems in the world.…Macintosh and Windows.…We'll go with the Mac first.…And no preference at all.…I'm just doing it alphabetically.…So the Mac,…the current Mac format is called HFS plus.…That's hierarchical file system plus.…
It's been around a long time.…It's a Mac-only format.…And there is third-party software available…to run on Windows if you need to read an HFS drive…on Windows.…Although it's not recommended 'cause it is kind of slow.…Now HFS plus was introduced with Mac OS 8.1 in 1998.…Currently we're on OSX 10.13.…
That is,…those are two entirely different operating systems.…So they have been able to keep the HFS format going…for almost 30 years.…It was originally introduced…with the original Macintosh…which made its debut in January of 1984.…Mac OS X 10.7 added logical volume encryption.…
Apple calls it FileVault.…And its really not recommended that you use this.…
- What is in a hard drive?
- Formats for hard drives
- Using RAIDs for storing digital files
- Organizing assets
- Using digital asset management tools
- Connecting hard drives
- How often to backup
- Long-term backups
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1. Understanding Hard Drives and Why They Fail
2. Formats for Hard Drives
3. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (RAID)
4. Organizing Data Workflow Strategies
5. Digital Asset Management Tools
6. Connecting Hard Drives
7. Backups Are Mandatory
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