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Current version by: khaidir77 ,

Title:

Best format for secondary harddrive (NO OS installed) APFS or HFS+

Text:

hi there
 
I would like to know regarding format on my secondary hard drive on my MacBook Pro. At this moment my main SSD drive is on APFS format & my secondary drive I'm using 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD. Should I format the SSHD into APFS too like my main SSD drive or just leave it as it is MacOS Journaled? There's NO OS/OSX/APPLICATIONS in that secondary drive 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD.
 
[document|3413]
 
[image|1199299]
 
=== Update (09/27/2017) ===
 
done...its faster than mac os journaled...via blackmagic disk speedtest
 
when on HFS Mac Os Journaled
 
[image|1199576]
 
on APFS
 
[image|1199577] [image|1199578]
 
again this secondary harddrive im using SSHD Seagate firecuda..there's no Mac Osx/OS/Operating system even applicatons..is just a back up for non-system files like documents,pictures,videos,audio files and application installers that still in zip files or dmg...
 
im not rebooting my macbook from this secondary drive...my main drive is my 2TB SSD...
 
[image|1199580]

Apparaat:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012

Status:

open

Edit by: Dan ,

Title:

Best format for secondary harddrive (NO OS installed) APFS or HFS+

Text:

hi there
 
I would like to know regarding format on my secondary hard drive on my MacBook Pro. At this moment my main SSD drive is on APFS format & my secondary drive I'm using 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD. Should I format the SSHD into APFS too like my main SSD drive or just leave it as it is MacOS Journaled? There's NO OS/OSX/APPLICATIONS in that secondary drive 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD.
 
EtreCheck version: 3.4.5 (455)
 Report generated 2017-09-22 18:12:32
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Problem: No problem - just checking

Hardware Information: i
 MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
 [Technical Specifications] - [User Guide] - [Warranty & Service] MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro9,1
 1 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 (i7-3820QM) CPU: 4-core
 16 GB RAM Upgradeable - [Instructions]

BANK 0/DIMM0
 8 GB DDR3 2133 MHz ok

BANK 1/DIMM0
 8 GB DDR3 2133 MHz ok

Handoff/Airdrop2: supported
 Wireless: en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n
 Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 604 iCloud Quota: 1.76 GB available

Video Information: i
 Intel HD Graphics 4000 - VRAM: 1536 MB

Color LCD 1680 x 1050
 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M - VRAM: 1 GB

Disk Information: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 2TB disk1: (2 TB) (Solid State - TRIM: Yes) [Show SMART report]

EFI (disk1s1 - MS-DOS FAT32) <not mounted> [EFI]: 210 MB (disk1s2) <not mounted> [APFS Container]: 2.00 TB

ST2000LX001-1RG174 disk0: (2 TB) (Rotational)

[Show SMART report]

EFI (disk0s1 - MS-DOS FAT32) <not mounted> [EFI]: 210 MB

MAC SSHD (disk0s2 - Journaled HFS+) /Volumes/MAC SSHD : 2.00 TB (398.19 GB free)

Virtual disks: i
 MAC SSD (disk2s1 - APFS) / [Startup]: 2.00 TB (937.51 GB free)

Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB (937.51 GB free)

(disk2s2) <not mounted> [Preboot]: 2.00 TB

Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB

(disk2s3) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 2.00 TB

Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB (disk2s4) /private/var/vm [VM]: 2.00 TB

Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB
[document|3413]
EtreCheck version: 3.4.5 (455)
 Report generated 2017-09-22 18:12:32
 Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com Runtime: 2:06
 Performance: Excellent

Click the [Lookup] links for more information from Apple Support Communities. Click the [Details] links for more information about that line.

Problem: No problem - just checking

Hardware Information: i
 MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
 [Technical Specifications] - [User Guide] - [Warranty & Service] MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro9,1
 1 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 (i7-3820QM) CPU: 4-core
 16 GB RAM Upgradeable - [Instructions]

BANK 0/DIMM0
 8 GB DDR3 2133 MHz ok

BANK 1/DIMM0
 8 GB DDR3 2133 MHz ok

Handoff/Airdrop2: supported
 Wireless: en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n
 Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 604 iCloud Quota: 1.76 GB available

Video Information: i
 Intel HD Graphics 4000 - VRAM: 1536 MB

Color LCD 1680 x 1050
 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M - VRAM: 1 GB

Disk Information: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 2TB disk1: (2 TB) (Solid State - TRIM: Yes) [Show SMART report]

EFI (disk1s1 - MS-DOS FAT32) <not mounted> [EFI]: 210 MB (disk1s2) <not mounted> [APFS Container]: 2.00 TB

ST2000LX001-1RG174 disk0: (2 TB) (Rotational)

[Show SMART report]

EFI (disk0s1 - MS-DOS FAT32) <not mounted> [EFI]: 210 MB

MAC SSHD (disk0s2 - Journaled HFS+) /Volumes/MAC SSHD : 2.00 TB (398.19 GB free)

Virtual disks: i
 MAC SSD (disk2s1 - APFS) / [Startup]: 2.00 TB (937.51 GB free)

Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB (937.51 GB free)

(disk2s2) <not mounted> [Preboot]: 2.00 TB

Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB

(disk2s3) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 2.00 TB

Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB (disk2s4) /private/var/vm [VM]: 2.00 TB

Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB
[document|3413]
 
[image|1199299]

Apparaat:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012

Status:

open

Edit by: Dan ,

Title:

Best format for secondary harddrive (NO OS installed) APFS or HFS+

Text:

hiehi there
hiehi there
 
iI would like to know regarding format on my secondary harddrivehard drive on my macbook pro.AtMacBook Pro. At this moment my main ssdSSD drive is on APFS format & my secondary drive imI'm using 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD...should iSSHD. Should I format the SSHD into APFS too like my main ssdSSD drive or just leave it as it is Mac Os Journaled?? ThereMacOS Journaled? There's NO OS/OSX/APPLICATIONS in that secondary drive 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD.
iI would like to know regarding format on my secondary harddrivehard drive on my macbook pro.AtMacBook Pro. At this moment my main ssdSSD drive is on APFS format & my secondary drive imI'm using 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD...should iSSHD. Should I format the SSHD into APFS too like my main ssdSSD drive or just leave it as it is Mac Os Journaled?? ThereMacOS Journaled? There's NO OS/OSX/APPLICATIONS in that secondary drive 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD.
 
EtreCheck version: 3.4.5 (455)
 Report generated 2017-09-22 18:12:32
 Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com Runtime: 2:06
 Performance: Excellent
 
Click the [Lookup] links for more information from Apple Support Communities. Click the [Details] links for more information about that line.
 
Problem: No problem - just checking
 
Hardware Information: i
 MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
 [Technical Specifications] - [User Guide] - [Warranty & Service] MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro9,1
 1 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 (i7-3820QM) CPU: 4-core
 16 GB RAM Upgradeable - [Instructions]
 
BANK 0/DIMM0
 8 GB DDR3 2133 MHz ok
 
BANK 1/DIMM0
 8 GB DDR3 2133 MHz ok
 
Handoff/Airdrop2: supported
 Wireless: en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n
 Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 604 iCloud Quota: 1.76 GB available
 
Video Information: i
 Intel HD Graphics 4000 - VRAM: 1536 MB
 
Color LCD 1680 x 1050
 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M - VRAM: 1 GB
 
Disk Information: i
 Samsung SSD 850 EVO 2TB disk1: (2 TB) (Solid State - TRIM: Yes) [Show SMART report]
Disk Information: i
 Samsung SSD 850 EVO 2TB disk1: (2 TB) (Solid State - TRIM: Yes) [Show SMART report]
 
EFI (disk1s1 - MS-DOS FAT32) <not mounted> [EFI]: 210 MB (disk1s2) <not mounted> [APFS Container]: 2.00 TB
 
ST2000LX001-1RG174 disk0: (2 TB) (Rotational)
 
[Show SMART report]
 
EFI (disk0s1 - MS-DOS FAT32) <not mounted> [EFI]: 210 MB
 
MAC SSHD (disk0s2 - Journaled HFS+) /Volumes/MAC SSHD : 2.00 TB (398.19 GB free)
 
Virtual disks: i
 MAC SSD (disk2s1 - APFS) / [Startup]: 2.00 TB (937.51 GB free)
 
Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB (937.51 GB free)
 
(disk2s2) <not mounted> [Preboot]: 2.00 TB
 
Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB
 
(disk2s3) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 2.00 TB
 
Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB (disk2s4) /private/var/vm [VM]: 2.00 TB
 
Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB
 
[image|1199299]

Apparaat:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012

Status:

open

Original post by: khaidir77 ,

Title:

Best format for secondary harddrive (NO OS installed) APFS or HFS+

Text:

hie there

i would like to know regarding format on my secondary harddrive on my macbook pro.At this moment my main ssd drive is on APFS format & my secondary drive im using 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD...should i format the SSHD into APFS too like my main ssd drive or just leave it as it is Mac Os Journaled?? There NO OS/OSX/APPLICATIONS in that secondary drive 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD.

EtreCheck version: 3.4.5 (455)
 Report generated 2017-09-22 18:12:32
 Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com Runtime: 2:06
 Performance: Excellent

Click the [Lookup] links for more information from Apple Support Communities. Click the [Details] links for more information about that line.

Problem: No problem - just checking

Hardware Information: i
 MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
 [Technical Specifications] - [User Guide] - [Warranty & Service] MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro9,1
 1 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 (i7-3820QM) CPU: 4-core
 16 GB RAM Upgradeable - [Instructions]

BANK 0/DIMM0
 8 GB DDR3 2133 MHz ok

BANK 1/DIMM0
 8 GB DDR3 2133 MHz ok

Handoff/Airdrop2: supported
 Wireless: en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n
 Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 604 iCloud Quota: 1.76 GB available

Video Information: i
 Intel HD Graphics 4000 - VRAM: 1536 MB

Color LCD 1680 x 1050
 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M - VRAM: 1 GB

Disk Information: i
 Samsung SSD 850 EVO 2TB disk1: (2 TB) (Solid State - TRIM: Yes) [Show SMART report]

EFI (disk1s1 - MS-DOS FAT32) <not mounted> [EFI]: 210 MB (disk1s2) <not mounted> [APFS Container]: 2.00 TB

ST2000LX001-1RG174 disk0: (2 TB) (Rotational)

[Show SMART report]

EFI (disk0s1 - MS-DOS FAT32) <not mounted> [EFI]: 210 MB

MAC SSHD (disk0s2 - Journaled HFS+) /Volumes/MAC SSHD : 2.00 TB (398.19 GB free)

Virtual disks: i
 MAC SSD (disk2s1 - APFS) / [Startup]: 2.00 TB (937.51 GB free)

Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB (937.51 GB free)

(disk2s2) <not mounted> [Preboot]: 2.00 TB

Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB

(disk2s3) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 2.00 TB

Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB (disk2s4) /private/var/vm [VM]: 2.00 TB

Physical disk: disk1s2 2.00 TB

[image|1199299]

Apparaat:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012

Status:

open