Help with cache and date being written!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Dataz, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Dataz, Oct 28, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012

    Dataz macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2012
    OSX 10.8.2
    Safari 6.0.1

    Data is constantly being written to my SSD system disk, even when idling, and I'm worried because of the limited writes on SSD disks. After 60 min of idling, with only Activity Monitor running, almost 1 GB have been written. How can I stop it?

    I have managed to remove the traditional website caching by locking the "" folder in the "Caches" folder and disabled the "web image preview" but videos from sites like Youtube will still continue to cache. After watching two 720p Youtube videos 3.59 GB of video cache has been written to my SSD system disk. I want to stop Safari from cache videos, permanently.
  2. Dataz, Oct 31, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012

    Dataz thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Spotlight is not indexing and swap file at 0 byte.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Data has to be cached somewhere in order to access that data. As RAM is not always an option, the storage device in your computer is used.
    As it is an SSD in your case, you worry about its life, but you do not need to:


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