Hello, ladies and gentlemen. First, I want to thank y'all for providing me with answers to questions I never asked through my lurking. But one of my questions remains unanswered, so I thought I'd post. I did a search and a few relevant threads came up, but not exactly dealing with what I need to (as they are a few years old and common SSD's aren't). Anyways, I've noticed something a bit peculiar. Whenever I leave my Mac on for a bit, the RAM just gets eaten up. I have no idea where it goes. I used to be a big Windows guy who kind of knows his stuff (I'm in computing in uni to boot), but I'm confused. Right now, I have 2.2GB free,735MB Wired, 727MB Active, ~250MB inactive and 1.66GB used (total),with just Safari and iTunes open. In a few days, that will become 250MB free, 750MB wired, 2GB active, and 1GB inactive, with the same applications. Activity Monitor reports no real change in the memory usage of the open programs, it seems free RAM becomes inactive RAM. I understand that this is the way it's meant to be -I think, but I'm concerned because when it starts swapping to my SSD (even with all that inactive RAM) I've heard that can shorten the lifespan of the drive. Is this normal? Any way to stop the swap? I'm not trying to be one of those folks who goes "OCD" about every last component, but people elsewhere seem pretty steadfast on the notion that Swap + SSD = new SSD.