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Use a RAMdisk to manage downloads
Authored by: boredzo on Jan 16, '11 12:02:48AM
Who reboots enough to make this hint very useful?
I do. I shut down my computer nearly every day, except in cases of long downloads/iTunes queues I want to leave running overnight.
Who monitors their downloads folder so carefully as to not lose valuable downloads by forgetting to take inventory before all these frequent shutdowns?

Nobody, but that means nothing.

I simply test everything I download immediately after it finishes (Growl helps a lot with this). If I want to keep it, I move it to the hard disk. If not, I leave it where it is, knowing that it will go away when I shut down or restart.

"Sure, Apple, go ahead and restart after you install your security update. Crap! I forgot to sort my d/l folder first and lost that 9GB DMG file that took seven hours to d/l!"
I would never download a 9 GB file to the RAM disk, even if I had the RAM. Everything larger than half a GB that I download is something I know I'm going to want to keep, so I download that sort of thing straight to the hard drive.

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