Move cache of the Mac OS X and software in RAM

Discussion in 'macOS' started by INVEST, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. INVEST macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2013

    To spare SSD drive I want to move the cache of the operating system Mac OS X and programs in RAM. I want to set it up once to reboot the computer did not need to set it up again. Any idea how to do it?

    Mac OS X 10.8.2
    Mac Mini
    Macbook Air
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    RAM is volatile and gets emptied upon a restart or shut down, no way around this unless you reprogram and probably reassemble the actual hardware.

    Normally modern SSDs have a theoretical write/read limit of 10,000 to 100,000 cycles (P/E cycles), meaning if you had a 64 GB SSD and its cycle limit would be 10,000, you would have to write 625 TB to it, which would be 351 GB per day everyday for the next five years. Assuming those numbers vary and it would only be a tenth of that, it would still mean 35 GB per day, which under normal usage no average computer consumer does, not even with temporary files.

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