imac idle for a morning and what does it write on disk?

supergaia

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Oct 19, 2017
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italy
hi
i stated my imac and i left idle for a morning
i haven't stat any program
after i checked the smart and it wrote 3GB
but i have no antivirus nothing that start with my imac , no update , nothing , i left idle
my imac has 32GB of ram


i'm a windows users but now i'm a mac user , and i don't want to go back

i have disabled the sleep image, it seems it does not create a swap file
i have Not started any program , on my login i have no items

i'm not worried ,i'm just curious
what does it write ? why this eccesive write of data ?
thanks
 

labyrinth153

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Jul 16, 2017
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Pittsburgh, PA
Is spotlight impacting performance? I don’t notice any performance loss while indexing on my iMac. I would just leave it if so. It’s vastly less than my girlfriends laptop with Windows 10.
 

supergaia

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Oct 19, 2017
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italy
Is spotlight impacting performance? I don’t notice any performance loss while indexing on my iMac. I would just leave it if so. It’s vastly less than my girlfriends laptop with Windows 10.
hi
the cpu consume is very low, the disk write is high
haven't noticed windows 10 eccessive disk write activity
thanks
 

supergaia

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Oct 19, 2017
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italy
Do you have Time Machine running?
hi
no i haven't time machine running
may i know your normal daily cosumging? how much Mb or Gb does it write?
thanks

Windows absolutely has excessive disk writing, it’s done so since the 80s
Hi , maybe in the past , but i did not find it on w10 , at least ,on my friend , a brand new asus laptop ,there is a very low disk writting (i'm talking about idle) and this laptop boot in less then 1 second , amazing i know
thanks
 
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