“It didn’t get any airtime at the big opening day of the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), but excitement is building around Apple’s next-generation file system,” Kieren McCarthy reports for The Register.
“Early specs show the system will bring your hard drive into the modern era, most notably by supporting native encryption,” McCarthy reports. “It will also time-stamp files by nanoseconds (rather than seconds), making it better for modern databases, and take snapshots of the file system, massively reducing the time needed to make backups.”
“Other interesting features include crash protection, space sharing – which will enable much more flexible partitioning – optimization for solid-state hard drives, and a better system for cleaning up deleted files,” McCarthy reports. “In short, the new Apple File System (APFS) can be expected to bring significant advances in speed and efficiency, and the updating of Apple’s file sharing technology”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s past time, but it’s very, very welcome!
Apple’s “Apple File System Guide” is here.