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Session Saver / Crash Recovery

Hi Guys,

I am having a problem with slow portable FireFox 1.5.0.8, now Ive done some searching and it would appear that this issue is related to the following two root causes.

a) Some session or crash recovery extensions I have installed e.g. TabMix Plus

b) The thumb-drive that I am using

Both of the above seem to be valid reasons and yes disabling session saving does speed up the drive however the problem is that I LOVE saved sessions because I don't have to remember to do anything when I'm closing Firefox. So the question is how can I get around this?

Also the issue is intermittent not persistent so its fine some days and then sometimes all of a sudden it grinds to a halt and this seems to be independent of the number of tabs open. As its intermittent it would rule out the possibility of B but also if I run portable FF 2.0 then its fine while 1.5.0.8 is dead. So I would guess that it would leave me with the session saver as being the root cause but portable FF 2.0 has session management too why isn't this affected?

Has anyone narrowed it down to one extension? I have only noticed this recently as in after an upgrade to portable Firefox (possibly the extensions too).

PDD

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You don't

How do you get around this? You don't. Session saving writes a lot to the drive. Writes slow down all reads and other writes to the drive. So it slows down ALL your apps, especially Firefox. You have 3 choices:

1. Stop using session savers and other write-intensive extensions
2. Buy a faster drive
3. Live with it

You just have to pick one.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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Hi John,

First of all let me say a great many thanks for all the work you have done in bringing portable apps to the masses, I have been using many of the apps here for some time.

I was wondering if there is a drive make and model you would recommend, I use mine alot fo something thats proven to be sturdy would be helpful or perhaps a PortablApps drive that I buy from www.portableapps.com as way of thanking PortableApps.com?

PDD

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