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CacheSaver_102-sit.hqx (182.82 KB)
MD5: c005e483f5078bc6cb3371e7dcb55a0d
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Like many people, you've probably found that increasing the size of the disk cache in the Memory control panel can improve the performance of many applications, especially web browsers like Netscape Navigator. The disk cache speeds up disk input and output by keeping the contents of files in RAM, rather than immediately reading or writing them on the disk.

The problem with using a large disk cache is that when you save information, the data may end up staying in the cache for quite a while before it really gets written to your hard disk. If your Mac crashes before the cache gets saved, your data is lost.

CacheSaver addresses this problem by periodically saving (or "flushing") the disk cache, thus minimizing data loss should your Macintosh crash while you are working. You can set CacheSaver to flush the cache whenever your Mac is idle for more than a specific amount of time, or it can do it automatically at regular intervals. CacheSaver also provides a hotkey so you can flush the disk cache manually.

Architecture: 68k

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by 3371-Alpha - 2017, March 4 - 1:07am

You know, I wonder if this is compatible with (or even relevant to) Speed Doubler considering that both alter cache.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, February 22 - 10:55pm

Has since been replaced with a working copy.

The .hqx header and a portion of the code is missing from this upload. It is damaged beyond fixing