Opera constant writes to SSD because of the "Speed Dial"

  • Hi,

    I was hunting down the programs that write constantly to my SSD drive and I found that my Opera writes constantly, with an average rate of 130KB/s (or every two seconds), to this folder:
    C:\Users<user>\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Jump List Icons
    It turned out that the refresh of the pinned sites from the "Speed Dial" causes those writes.
    A simple calculation shows that for a day the total writes would be: 130KB x 60s x 60min x 12h = 5,616,000KB ≈ 5.3GB !
    And for a month this gives: 30days x 5.3GB = 159GB !!!

    I don't know why Opera has decided to update the icons of the pinned sites every 1s/2s, but I would recommend to anyone with a SSD drive that uses Opera to disable the "Speed Dial" component.

Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to Opera forums was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.