Brave cache periodically causes Brave to be unresponsive


  1. Point Brave Cache to external SSD.
  2. Use Brave for normal browsing.
  3. Cache fills up very quickly and Brave periodically become unresponsive.
  4. While regular Brave is unresponsive, incognito mode works fine.
  5. Disabling cache also seems to fix the issue.

Expected result:
Be able to have some caching without having periodic periods of unresponsiveness.

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.51.114 Chromium: 113.0.5672.92 (Official Build) (x86_64)

Additional Information:
This definitely seems related to having the cache on an external SSD, but other apps don’t seem to have issues with the external SSD. Brave seems to write huge amounts to the cache. For example, the cache grows to 1.8GB within a few hours of normal browsing.

My SSD provider says that if the write buffers get full then writing will become sluggish. But it says that this would only happen if very large amounts of data (50GB) is being written to it all at once. Except for an occasional video, I’m just looking at mostly text websites.

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