Does an MP3-stream use your hard disk ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Blackfoot, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Blackfoot, Feb 4, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2011

    Blackfoot macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey Folks,

    I plan on equipping my MacBook Pro with an SSD hard disk. Since we have a NAS at home I want to store my iTunes music library on the NAS, thus saving up space on the SSD.

    I also heard that SSDs have a much more limited read/write durability than a "convententional" hard drive, this leads me to the following question:

    When streaming music (via FTP/HTTP/...) that's located on the NAS to my laptop, do the files pass through the macbook's (local) hard drive, thus causing a continuous write/read/delete, or does it just pass through something like RAM ?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. brandone macrumors member

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    As long as there is physical memory available, it should just be using ram to pre cache.
     

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