Product Announcement – B-Eng of Fehraltorf, Switzerland has released SSD Speeder on their website. SSD Speeder is a RAM disk utility that prevents certain apps to execute excessive writing and reading on the SSD, making the SSD last longer while providing a considerable boost to the Mac in general.
Certain apps, like Safari or Chrome, make excessive use of the SSD while using them. Since the read/write cycles are limited in an SSD this can shorten the lifetime considerably. SSD Speeder allows to redirect these actions to a virtual RAM disk, taking this stress away from the SSD.
Christian Schaffner, General Manager of B-Eng, said the following about SSD Speeder: “When we installed Linux on the new Mac Book Pro, we noticed during that process that Safari on the makes excessive use of the SSD, caching data several times per second. Since the writing actions on a SSD cells are limited before its dead, lifetime of the SSD will be considerably shortened by this. On older Mac Books the SSD can simply be swapped with a new one, but we found that this will be more difficult – and more expensive – because the SSD on the new Mac Book Pro is soldered directly to the mainboard. This makes it incredibly fast, but way harder to replace. We figured that we have to do take measures to make it last longer, and since Safari is one of the apps that makes really heavy use of the SSD for caching data, we made SSD Speeder, allowing the user to redirect Safari to a virtual RAM with a single click, leaving the SSD out of the loop.”
Originally invented for their own use, SSD Speeder is now sold via the homepage of the company.
- Auto Save and restore of RAM drive
- Multi RAM Disk management
- Autostart at login
System Requirements: MacOS 10.10 or newer
SSD Speeder is just $19.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the B-Eng website.