Category Archives: Storage


July 24, 2014
Author: James Willard

Manually Create an Apple Fusion Drive on Mountain Lion/Mavericks/Yosemite

Manually Create an Apple Fusion Drive on Mountain Lion/Mavericks/Yosemite

UPDATE 12/26/14: As of 10.10.1 and above this process will not work. The workaround is to boot to a USB boot disk that has Mavericks on it and run the commands from there. If you try to use 10.10.1 and above, you will see a very generic error when trying to create a logical group with 2 or more drives. Apple has created their own form of a hybrid storage that works surprisingly well, its called the fusion drive. This can be done with non-retina macbook pro’s, Mac-Mini’s,…


May 6, 2014
Author: Aaron Harned

Understanding OSX Permissions

Understanding OSX Permissions

The Macintosh OSX platform is based on Unix, and thus, the POSIX permissions model. With OSX, you can augment these permissions with Access Control Lists (ACLs), which allow for more granularity (very similar to Windows-based permissions), however troubleshooting them can sometimes be a pain. POSIX Permissions Unix/Linux systems utilize a relatively basic structure for permissions. Each object, be it a file or folder, has 9 bits of metadata used in determining who or what has the ability to access it. This field is broken into three 3-bit sections;…