Cloud backup service Backblaze has released its hard drive reliability statistics for 2019, factoring in data for over 100,000 drives.
Backblaze has published a description of what it’s like to be a hard drive in the company’s data center, writing it from the perspective of a hard drive called Zach. Wonderfully silly, for sure, but it’s an engaging approach complete with interesting technical bits.
Regular Mac users don’t need to mess around with APFS snapshots, but if you’re a power user, Rich Trouton’s instructions for creating, managing, and using APFS snapshots could be invaluable.
Maintenance release for the recently upgraded hard drive and system repair-and-maintenance tool. ($129.99 new, free update, 180.4 MB)