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so naturally i want to reduce the number of read/write cycles made to my ssd.
i download a lot of data off the internet (like most of us on ocn).

even if you set the default download location to a storage/data hdd, most internet browsers download the file and store it in a temporary location on the system drive, and only once the download completes it gets moved to the storage hdd.

does anyone know of an internet browser that downloads DIRECTLY to the designated storage folder? (without creating a temporary file on the OS drive)

or does anyone know of a way around this?

i wouldn't be surprised if downloading data was killing my ssd.
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or does anyone know of a way around this?
They are called Download Managers.
http://www.softpedia.com/catList/40,1,1,0,1.html
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so naturally i want to reduce the number of read/write cycles made to my ssd.
i download a lot of data off the internet (like most of us on ocn).

even if you set the default download location to a storage/data hdd, most internet browsers download the file and store it in a temporary location on the system drive, and only once the download completes it gets moved to the storage hdd.

does anyone know of an internet browser that downloads DIRECTLY to the designated storage folder? (without creating a temporary file on the OS drive)

or does anyone know of a way around this?

i wouldn't be surprised if downloading data was killing my ssd.

Unless you're downloading a few GB of data a day... it shouldn't be killing your SSD.

However, browsers have configuration options to direct caching and download directories.
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