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Windows 7: firefox writing data to SSD

2 Weeks Ago   #1
kf10

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firefox writing data to SSD

according to this article firefox is writing data to SSD

Adjust This Setting Before Firefox Wears Down Your SSD Drive

does all the browser write data to hard disk and why they do that


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
ignatzatsonic

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I think it's done so you can restore all of your open tabs if your browser crashes, Windows crashes, or you have a power outage, etc.

I'd guess all browsers do it, but you can adjust how often it's done in for at least some browsers.

I wouldn't worry much about it. Adjust the frequency if you want.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
kf10

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where do i find the settings in chrome

thanks for the explanation
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
where do i find the settings in chrome
I have no idea because I don't use Chrome. You can probably find out with the right search terms on Google.
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
where do i find the settings in chrome
thanks for the explanation
According to an article posted on Sept 26, 2016 Chrome doesn't have a way for users to change how often data is written to the SSD. The author is quoted as saying:

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...Firefox writes about 1.5GB of data per hour and Chrome was spotted writing 1GB of data per hour. Bobik also mentions that it’s possible to change the interval at which the browser makes a backup of itself. This is currently only possible for Firefox by browsing to about:config and changing the value ‘browser.sessionstore.interval’...
Source: Firefox and Chrome can shorten SSD lifetime - Myce.com

Perhaps someone with knowledge of how Chrome is coded could provide info on how to change the interval for that browser.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
kf10

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i dont understand if chrome is writing data 1.5GB per hour, then why shouldnot our hard disk be filled in few day or a week
i am using chrome now for eight years my 70GB hard disk still have 25GB free space

what does chrome with all these data and why so much data
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
ThrashZone

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Hi,
This is about ssd's = solid state drives completely different animal
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Every web page is actually a collection of data - text Images, graphics video etc

It is normal for a browser to download and Cache this data locally (on the SSD in your case), in order to display the page this data is retained for a short period as having the data for headers and the like available locally speeds up the loading of other pages from the same site.

When the browser is sure that the data is no longer needed the cache data is deleted.

Some sites do work differently when dealing with the large amount of data involved with playing video - data is streamed, continuously fed directly from the source (Web) to the screen but even here ther is some small amount of caching to enable smooth playback

This happens with all drive types, so is nothing to be concerned about

The Browser is also known to write it's own required data to the local drive for Cache purposes and this is also deleted when no longer required - the 1.5 GB per hour written can actually amount to a small amount of data at any one time it could be that the amount on the disk at any one time may be measured in Megabytes or even Kilobytes as the data is deleted often during the same hour quoted
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
kf10

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ok thanks everybody for the explanation
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