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Old 02-12-2014, 12:06 AM   #1
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How do you make Firefox store data completely in RAM?


I've noticed that when I'm browsing with Firefox and I stop to read a webpage, I hear my hard drive and fan stop spinning and everything goes silent. However, when I open a new page, or even just click the Back button, everything revs up again and my hard drive light starts going crazy. I believe that Firefox is reading/writing to the cache and history when it does this. As I'm using a netbook, I don't want to waste power waking up my hard drive every time I click on something. Is there a way to force this cache completely into RAM and only write to disk when I close Firefox?
 
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you can create tmpfs and move cache onto that drive
 
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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To expand on pan64's good advice.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firefox_Ramdisk

http://lifehacker.com/5687850/speed-...-disk-required
 
  


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