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Apple File System Features Deeper Encryption, SSD Support

Next year, all of Apple's devices will use the new Apple File System, which promises flash/SSD optimization and improved encryption. It will replace the aging HFS+ file system.

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Charlie Babcock
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6/15/2016 | 4:30:03 PM
Bravo to Apple of APFS
Although mundane, a computer file system is the product of years of work, usually by a gifted individual (see ReiserFS) who is working within a confined set of ideas. It's not surprising that Apple spent seven years on APFS and it has several notable features to show for it. The containerization of partitioning is a modern stroke, allowing partition size to shift as needs evolve. ReiserSF at one time was included in the Linux kernel. It's ongoing maintenance was impeded by its author's conviction and imprisonment for murdering his wife. 
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