having two pagefile.sys on separate drives

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  1. Posts : 17,371
    Windows 11 Pro
       #11

    Berton said:
    Most recommendations I've seen suggest a large paging/swap file on the largest drive but a 2GB on the same drive as the OS is on, partly because some program installations look for it there.
    The really doesn't make much sense. The paging/swap file should be on the FASTEST drive, not necessarily the largest drive.
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  2. Posts : 13,701
    Windows10
       #12

    NavyLCDR said:
    The really doesn't make much sense. The paging/swap file should be on the FASTEST drive, not necessarily the largest drive.
    That recommendation dates back to Bedrock days when HDDs were a lot smaller and drives became much more fragmented. The idea of using largest drive was that drive was probably the least fragmented.


    This just shows most of the stuff on the web is years (decades even) behind the times.

    Even advice on SSDs is usually based around early gen 1 SSDs which were not as write resilient as nowadays.

    Indirectly, the problem is due to the fact that now there are no real issues with most modern SSDs, so nobody posts any modern advice on web.

    As a result, people only see outdated advice.
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