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Windows 7: Trying to put pagefile into SD card

31 May 2013   #11
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

My point is just not having the virtual memory on the same media as your OS, if avoidable, especially if it's used a lot.
The OS wanting to read and write to same media at nearly same time WILL be a performance hit, true SSD eliminates the speed factor a lot.

I haven't been that impressed with SSD other than boot times and I bought one that was an award winner when I finally did, less than a year ago.

TRIM really doing it's job? Yes I know it's on, if I look at the SSD with a defrag tool, just analyzed, it's appallingly fragmented, like 40%+!


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31 May 2013   #12
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Pagefile activity will typically consist of relatively small random reads. This is a strength of SSDs and a weakness of conventional drives. Pagefile reads will typically outnumber writes by a wide margin. The characteristics of an SSD are a perfect match for the way the pagefile is accessed.

SSDs do have limited writes but due to wear leveling that number is sufficiently high that it would not normally cause a problem. By the time a drive is worn out by writes it will probably be too small for it's intended purpose anyway.

Putting a pagefile on a separate partition of a conventional drive is not a good idea. This does prevent fragmentation but that is rarely a problem anyway. The big downside is that it increases seek times which is the #1 factor in pagefile performance. On an SSD none of this matters.

Because of the very small seek times fragmentation of an SSD is not a problem.
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31 May 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have no idea why people are so worried about using their SSD. You bought it. Use it. Enjoy it. If the only speed up is on reboot something is wrong. On my computer my SSD is used just like on a hard drive. I let Windows 7 manage all ram and everything else. My Intel SSD works better now than when it was new.
I have tinkered like most and never went anywhere but slower. At one time I tricked my computer into slow motion. I just checked fragmentation and it's at
6%. Starting date of the SSD (my system) 5/16/2011.
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31 May 2013   #14
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

So are you guys advising me to let 7 do all it's temp filess and all my browser temp files to my SSD also?
I off loaded as much as I could....

I suggested only another partition on a HD that Windows isn't on.

I read too into it, I suppose, before I bought mine and then never looked back, haven't wipe and dropped 7 since I did the fresh one on the new SSD.
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31 May 2013   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Letting Windows do it's things works for me because I do complete shut down and start. I do my own cleaning of temps and such garbage very often. I do all my updates manually and check several times a day. I'm not smarter than Windows 7 and I know it. I leave Windows 7 Services just the way Windows 7 wants them. If I think of something I might want to try the first thing I do is make sure there are still a good number of restore points and look in our Tutorials for information. Like how to do a fresh install of Windows 7 using a SSD. Our Tutorials are a great place for all kinds of information.
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01 Jun 2013   #16
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Well changing temporary file locations off the SSD and such was done via recommendations/info on a web site, I do plenty of cleaning, also.

Even though I have a 128G SSD (119 after formatting), I'm only using about a third of it, that is why I am asking, I have the space to put temps and such back there, np. I think that would be a lot of writing abuse over time.
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01 Jun 2013   #17
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Faludu, Layback Bear is right. While I understand you want to optimize your ssd, seven does the job for you. It will last for years when allowing windows to manage it. Don't worry about it, just enjoy it!!
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01 Jun 2013   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Well changing temporary file locations off the SSD and such was done via recommendations/info on a web site, I do plenty of cleaning, also.

Even though I have a 128G SSD (119 after formatting), I'm only using about a third of it, that is why I am asking, I have the space to put temps and such back there, np. I think that would be a lot of writing abuse over time.
If I were you, I would not believe everything that you find on the web. Using your own neurons usually yields better results.
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