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Actually Batman is not canned. There were two Batman games, one by Pandemic, one by...someone else. Batman Arkham Asylum is coming out. In fact there is a trailer at destructoid about it. Yup, check your facts ;) I meant Bioshock 2 but
 

Changing the location of the SWAP disk in Mac os X 10.8

at 15:49 - 6th, November 2013
Since I've changed my primary drive in my laptop to a solid state drive I've been terrified of its life expectancy. I know for a fact that you can only write to it a finite number of times until it starts to degrade, it's something like 60TB of information or something ridiculous, but being used to hard drives that will literally last for eternity unless they're dropped, this is a big deal to me.

So in my search for extending my ssd's life I thought to myself, "why not stop hibernation and change the SWAP drive?"

On Windows and Linux this is pretty standard stuff, I think it's even built into the OS. On mac, not so much.

I've been reading up on it and it's a little scary, even with my history with screwing around in the terminal and altering system files. I can potentially kill my mac, and with all the work I put into getting this ssd plus windows on here, that's something to worry about...

What do you think, is it worth the risk?

To give you an idea, I've had my mac on for 3 days, running photoshop, illustrator and whatever else. I've maxed out my RAM in no time and burned through 633000 page outs. As far as I know, page outs are basically virtual memory and that's the swap disk. That's unnecessary write to the ssd if you ask me, even with my 8gigs of ram.

 

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