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Windows 7: Win7 on SSD: should I move page file?


05 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You may run into the occassional application that still wants to see the presence of a page file...regardless of how much memory you have.

I have an 80GB Intel SSD, and I put my pagefile on my mechanical drive....as i didn't want to lose that much space on my SSD. It had nothing whatsoever to do with limited writes on my SSD. I simply use the computer. If my drive only lasts 5 years, I could care less. I'm sure I will replace it by then.

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06 Jan 2011   #12

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
You may run into the occassional application that still wants to see the presence of a page file...regardless of how much memory you have.

I have an 80GB Intel SSD, and I put my pagefile on my mechanical drive....as i didn't want to lose that much space on my SSD. It had nothing whatsoever to do with limited writes on my SSD. I simply use the computer. If my drive only lasts 5 years, I could care less. I'm sure I will replace it by then.
I'd say that's the best reason for shifting it - to save SSD space..

there's no real gain in messing with the size, etc.. in the real world, anyway..
- milli-seconds at most..

- let the Windows7 OS do the settings for you - just shift it off the SSD..
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06 Jan 2011   #13

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

The question of moving it though is why you'd move the paging file from a faster SSD to a slower mechanical drive? As to my post #7 in this thread, Microsoft actually recommends that you do not move the paging file off of an SSD:
Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives - Engineering Windows 7 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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06 Jan 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
The question of moving it though is why you'd move the paging file from a faster SSD to a slower mechanical drive? As to my post #7 in this thread, Microsoft actually recommends that you do not move the paging file off of an SSD:
Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives - Engineering Windows 7 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
Because, it's rarely touched, if at all. For that reason, there is almost no advantage to it being on the SSD drive.
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06 Jan 2011   #15

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Define rarely? Unless you need the space, which then I'd understand it, I'm still unsure why you'd take something that is basically the poster child for what an SSD does well and ... not put it on an SSD. The only reason I could think of not putting it there would be space, or if you had a lot of RAM (in which case a paging file is usually not necessary at all).
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06 Jan 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have 8GB of RAM. I'd say that my box onto uses the page file once or twice per month...if I am running multiple VM's.
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06 Jan 2011   #17

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Are you sure it's that infrequent?
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06 Jan 2011   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Since there are still new posts to this thread, I might as well reveal what I finally did - option 3: lower the page file to 2GB, and leave it on the SSD.

Really guys, this is not a big issue. Our machines are more than capable of running fine regardless what we do with it. This isn't Windows XP days.
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05 Oct 2012   #19

Win7/64, XP/32
 
 
SSD Swap/Temp

I've owned 2 Intel 80 GB SSD's for over two years now and use them on a daily basis.

While this may be an old post, I want to point out that the MTBF on most SSD's is 1.2 million hours+.

I have yet to have a failure and used to put both the swap and all temp files on my 250 "D" HD on my XP desktop machine. On my Windows 7 laptop, I use an adequate size swap file.

This was a waste of time and now everything is back to the SSD. Why? Because I want a FAST machine. Why bother to put all that junk on your spinner drive only to discover that "my machine is slower than I thought". Not to mention, if your HD fails, it may corrupt the SSD leading to a full OS reinstall.

If you value speed/performance and reliability, put all that stuff on the SSD partititon.

These two drives have many hours, have been shifted from machine to machine and they just plain rip! Yup, I've even defragged them about 3 or 4 times a year and they are far more robust than any HD I've ever owned.

FYI, I clean all the temp files, then defrag, then run the Intel Toolbox and it's killer fast, as fast as the day of the OS install.
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