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Windows 7: Can I physically reallocate pagefile on disk to improve performance

26 Feb 2015   #11
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

From a theoretical standpoint the best location for the pagefile isn't the outer tracks of the drive but the center. The outer tracks do provide faster transfer rate but as mentioned before this really doesn't matter much. With typical usage the drive heads will spend far more time moving to the pagefile that reading from it. To optimize the pagefile you need to minimize seek time. To do that the pagefile should be in the center tracks where the average time to reach it will be lowest.

Not that pagefile performance matters much anyway.

I know little of Puran but I assume that when it defrags the pagefile it means just that. As there were only 2 fragments this may have been skipped as it is of little consequence and would consume much time. Relocating it to the outer tracks is another matter entirely. Doing so would likely require relocating the MFT and consume a great deal of time.

It seems to me that all of this is a lot of concern over something that just doesn't matter much. It would be a difficult task to create a benchmark where the difference was measurable.


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26 Feb 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Years ago we messed with pagefile when using XP but to me it means absolutely nothing with Windows 7.

I recommend just leaving pagefile alone and just let Window 7 take care of such things. Your not going to out smart Windows 7 when it comes to memory.

I also recommend if you are using a hard drive just use the built in Windows 7 defrag. It put things where Window 7 wants them and in the order Windows 7 wants them. Using a 3rd party defgag put things where the 3rd party programs wants them which might not be where Windows 7 want them.

After all the purpose of such things is to keep Windows 7 happy not some 3rd party program happy.

Windows 7 built in defrag was design by Diskepper on request of Microsoft to be used by Windows 7. If Diskepper and Microsoft don't know how to defrag Windows 7 who else would.

One should take off their XP hat and put on the Windows 7 hat.
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01 Mar 2015   #13
cjkuhlenbeck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can move it to another drive using the Advanced System Settings, but you can't move it's physical location on a disk short of maybe partitioning before an install, and then merging after, though I think Windows would move it back. I use a secondary SSD as index for windows and plex, as well as for the pagefile. Works for me.



And before anyone says anything, I know its bad for an SSD. That's why it's a cheap, small sized SSD. So it's easily replaced.
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