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Prevent SSD wear by using a RAM disk for cache
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Jan 04, '11 12:30:52PM
The hint does not work as it is posted. Two errors:
  • Make sure you first create a directory with your short user name on the RAM disk, inside that you create the Cache Folder
  • The link call given is the wrong way round AND missing the username, it must read (for Google Chrome):

    ln -s /Volumes/RAMDisk/[username]/Chrome ~/Library/Caches/Google/Chrome
    for Safari:
    ln -s /Volumes/RAMDisk/[username]/SafariCache ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari
Also, make sure you use rsync installed from the provided link, rsync from macports will NOT work as I had to find out the hard way! (That's why it's maybe a good idea that its link is hardcoded into the script instead of using /usr/bin/which).
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Prevent SSD wear by using a RAM disk for cache
Authored by: MrSelfDestruct on Jan 05, '11 01:18:16AM
You are correct about the syntax error in the "ln -s" line. However, after digging around, Google Chrome's cache is not located in
~/Library/Caches/Google/
but instead at:
 ~/Library/Application Support/Google/


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Prevent SSD wear by using a RAM disk for cache
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Jan 05, '11 11:04:38AM
The Chrome Cache is only (falsely!) located in Application Support if you were an early adopter, see this bugreport: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=14545
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Edited on Jan 05, '11 11:05:31AM by unforeseen:X11


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Prevent SSD wear by using a RAM disk for cache
Authored by: QuickSander on Jan 05, '11 03:50:30AM

Thanks for the correction you are absolutely right! These should be part of the hint, but it seems I cannot edit hints after they are posted.



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Prevent SSD wear by using a RAM disk for cache
Authored by: crarko on Jan 06, '11 05:05:46AM

I went in and made this change. Thanks for the corrections!



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