Initialize and Format External Drives in what Format
I apologize for this very basic question.
I've been sort of ignoring the APFS format until now. I just got a MacBookPro 16" M1 running Monterey. I've hooked up a ThunderBay 4, and will be using SATA drives mostly for storage and backup. How should I format the drives. I plan to have 1 or 2, two drive mirrors for now. I have SoftRAID Pro. What format should I use?
While I'm asking, one should format external SSD's with APFS?
Its up to you, but Apple recommends APFS on flash media, so we set it as the default for new volumes.
Its somewhat slower, but on flash, you won't notice.