How to improve Mac Streaming Performance

This video is about How to improve Mac Streaming Performance by removing a bunch of cache files before going Live. I use these tips to help clear out space or even help resolve issues. Keep in mind, you should have good network bandwidth. If you are worried about deleting files, check out this article.

Cache Files can become corrupted after a crash

What is Cache on Mac? In computing, a cache is a hardware or software component that stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster. It plays the same role on macOS. The cache on Mac is where OS X stores data it needs to access often (such as extensions, images, or other components). Why you should clear cache junk on macOS Mojave/Catalina? For the good part, storing data in cache can make your Mac run faster because it can access the stored data quickly. However, the cache may also get corrupt due to the invalid software updates, system conflicts, or unexpected quits, and this can cause macOS problems. Old cache files do nothing but clutter your system and slow down your Mac through all the wasted space. User cache makes up the majority of junk data on macOS. Your applications accumulate user’s cache data on a hard disk the longer they are in use. Some apps and utilities can build up cache sizes that reach into gigabytes. Cache files can become corrupted over time as well.

A full SSD will slow down your Mac

The benchmarks are clear: Solid-state drives slow down as you fill them up. Fill your solid-state drive to near-capacity and its write performance will decrease dramatically. The reason why lies in the way SSDs and NAND Flash storage work. Filling the drive to capacity is one of the things you should never do with a solid-state drive. A nearly full solid-state drive will have much slower write operations, slowing down your computer.

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