Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Next button greyed out on creating striped volume 4.03GB

27 Nov 2014   #11

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Having the pagefile on a separate partition is a bad idea that will impair performance. The ideas behind this are based on misconceptions. Having it on a separate local physical drive, if it is comparable in performance to the system drive, may be beneficial. But with the RAM you have I doubt it would be noticeable.

In most cases having a system managed pagefile on the system partition is as close to optimum as to make no difference.

Configuring RAID 0 with your current hardware configuration, even if possible, would impair performance. RAID 0 will improve performance (usually not worth the effort) but only if certain conditions are met. This is often overlooked.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

you shouldn't put the pagefile on a raid volume ever.
neither 0, nor 5 or 6. os might wan't to initialize page file before raid is ready.
got that from an lsi manual.

i put pagefiles on seperate non raided ssds sometimes. but only in machines with insane amount of ram.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2014   #13

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

You can put the pagefile on a RAID 0 volume if there is a hardware RAID controller. But even then RAID 0 will do nothing for pagefile performance. RAID 0 benefits most for large sequential reads. Pagefile usage is typically small random reads mixed with access to other files, about the worst possible case for RAID 0. From a performance standpoint an SSD is virtually ideal for a pagefile.

I am not a big fan of RAID 0. Usually it is more trouble than it is worth.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Nov 2014   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I did that once on a proper lsi controller and was getting errors in event log.

then i read the manual for the controller and it said that wasn't a good idea to begin with.

so maybe even that is hit and miss.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2014   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64

even the cheapest SSD costs more than my computer. not the kind of money i have. i have like 0 cents to spend on computer upgrades unless i beg my mother for something for months and months and months.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Creating a HDD striped volume question.
so I bought another HDD WD Caviar black 640 gb to attempt to stripe with another one that is also a WD black 640 gb hdd. I have a bunch of files/data on my current hdd. I have never striped a hard drive before so I was wondering if I do stripe them, will I lose all my data on my current HDD or does...
Backup and Restore
Apply button is greyed out
Hey, If I open up anything and change it's settings, the apply button is greyed out. The settings change but once I restart they are back to what they were before. Thanks for the help
General Discussion
Striped volume over the boot drive
Hello, I have two identical 500GB hard drives, one of which has Windows installed on it along with my programs and another is just a standard disk with other stuff on it (music, videos, etc...). I've been wanting to create a 50GB striped volume over both drives to benefit from faster writing, so...
General Discussion
Volume Gone From Trey and is Greyed out
I recently updated and after the update I received a message telling me that logonui.exe had a problem and that I was missing hid.dll. I downloaded a copy of hid.dll and stuck it in the system32 folder and the problem went away. However, my sound icon is gone from the system trey!? I went to...
Windows Updates & Activation
Install Win7 to the striped drives so the OS is striped
I basically cant get to an answer that has worked. I have to bare drives. both 320 gb blues from WD un formatted. I was to install my windows 7 onto them Raid0 style. I am running a P5q-Deluxe with ICH10r. I have downloaded all the drivers I think I need but dont know where to jump. The board...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49.
Twitter Facebook