Huge write to disk on OSX

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Huge write to disk on OSX

1166659352
Casual Listener

Hi, I'm using spotify desktop client on OSX 10.11.

In task manager I can see, that spotify did write 477GB to my drive in the last 22 days - thats my current uptime. Is that correct behaviour?

6TB/year on SSD seems like a lot...

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Re: Huge write to disk on OSX

Dreadlord
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Hello @1166659352,

 

Welcome to Spotify Community!

I've checked my Mac and it looks like normal behavior, where my Spotify is playing almost 24/7. Most disk space is used by the Spotify cache folder.

I would suggest you to move the cache away from your SSD ( if that's an option for you ), because it seriously harms your SSD ( due to high I/O ).

 

Also, note if you clear the cache you will lose your offline data ( offline playlists ).

Let me know if you have more questions.

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Re: Huge write to disk on OSX

1166659352
Casual Listener

Well, as apple moved to SSD drives (Only imac has hdd as an option?) this shuold be fixed somehow...

Re: Huge write to disk on OSX

Dreadlord
Community Legend

Hey @1166659352,


Can you try if reducing the size of the cache folder does any good?

Start Spotify from terminal with the following command:

 

/Applications/Spotify.app/Contents/MacOS/Spotify --p.storage_size=1024

If you close the terminal it's going to reset your settings back to default. :)

Let me know how it goes :)

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Re: Huge write to disk on OSX

brablc
Newbie

What about launching it this way, no need to keep terminal running:

open -a Spotify --args --p.storage_size=1024

However, even with this it wrote 2GB within 60 minutes. Perhaps it does not help when the database file is already too big - it does not shrink and writes the database file over and over every 5 minutes.

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