Which AFPS option for fresh format?

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  1. itsamacthing macrumors 6502a

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    Generally, which AFPS format option (AFPS, AFPS ENCRYPTED, ETC) should I choose for my startup disk? Thanks got the feedback
     
  2. jobesucks macrumors member

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    Def APFS, I first tried APFS case sensitive, first time and found one drive wouldn't work with that option
     
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    APFS (Encrypted) which is just APFS with FileVault turned on during the install. No harm in protecting your data better, right?

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  5. nutmac macrumors 601

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    You can switch from APFS to APFS (Encrypted) by turning on FileVault later on.

    I experienced file corruption issues and catastrophic installation failure when I was beta testing macOS High Sierra with APFS (Encrypted), even on the very last beta.

    So I have opted to use non encrypted APFS for now. I might enable FileVault when Messages in the iCloud arrives in later beta.
     
  6. SRLMJ23 Contributor

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    Yes you can, and you do not even have to restart once FileVault is done because it is not converting your drive over to CoreStorage since APFS supports native encryption.

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  7. itsamacthing thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So impressed with Apple engineers that you can upgrade your Mac and your file system can be changed without loosing any data... In all my years of partitioning and formating, have never seen that before
     

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