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SpotOff allows you to bring mds indexing under control. It can use more conservative methods--such as ejecting and re-mounting Time Machine drives--to the more extreme, which includes completely unloading the mds process and re-loading it at a more convenient time.

The mds process, which is formally named the metadata server, is used primarily by Spotlight and Time Machine to index your drives. For many users, it isn't problematic, but for others, it can bottleneck the system for hours on end. When mds is indexing, there are considerable performance delays; the system can overheat, causing the fans to come on;

What's New in SpotOff

Version 2.1:
  • Now fully OS X 10.10 Yosemite compliant

Requirements for SpotOff

  • OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • An administrative account
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Current Version (2.x)
Downloads 156
Version Downloads 156
License Commercial
Date 07 Nov 2014
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $10.95
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