aol desktop gold writing to hard drive
Looking at the disk activity under resource monitor, under task manager, I can confirm that aoldesktop.exe is writing to the hard drive.
What is the software doing? It'd be great to get more info about what is going on exactly. The only theory that I have is that the software makes a backup so in the event that the browser crashed, having a the browser recover your info would seem like a good idea.
I think aol 9.8 had this and most browsers do. There should be an option to customize aol desktop gold writing to a hard drive.