Windows 10: Moving paging file to seperate partition on same drive ? Solved

  1.    22 Nov 2016 #1

    Moving paging file to seperate partition on same drive ?


    I was wondering if there would be an advantage to moving the paging file to a separate partition on the same SSD keeping all the software on the "C" Drive & games on "E" Drive.

    Or

    Would this only work if I used another SSD of 30gb size ?

    I am wondering this through my mind at the moment see picture for layout below ?

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    Your thoughts on this matter would be appreciated & I am doing this just to see if I can improve performance even more ?
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  2.    22 Nov 2016 #2

    As I see it having a separate partition for the pagefile has only disadvantages. It is the same problem with all partitioning schemes, one partition runs short on space while others have space to spare. Organization is best accomplished with folders, not partitions. It will not improve performance. With a conventional drive it would impair it.

    Most attempts to optimize the pagefile are wasted effort. If you have a reasonable amount of RAM, and the 32 GB according to your profile is more than reasonable, it will not be used enough to make a difference. You could put it on a separate drive but that will only conserve space on the main drive. It would gain nothing in performance unless your system was pushed to it's limits and the pagefile was much used. Even the the gains would be marginal.
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  3.    22 Nov 2016 #3

    I agree completely with the previous post.
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  4.    22 Nov 2016 #4

    Well what I am thinking is the pagefile is were all the read/writes are, "C" Drive would just be a read drive as would "E" Drive so "D" Drive can be slow formatted once a month to keep the "trim" actions at top performance as this is were most read/writes take place apart from Internet Security updates on "C" takes place & software / win updates ?
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  5.    22 Nov 2016 #5

    RoadBlaster said: View Post
    Well what I am thinking is the pagefile is were all the read/writes are, "C" Drive would just be a read drive as would "E" Drive so "D" Drive can be slow formatted once a month to keep the "trim" actions at top performance as this is were most read/writes take place apart from Internet Security updates on "C" takes place & software / win updates ?
    On an SSD it makes absolutely no difference whatsoever. Just like fragmented files and defragging is completely NOT applicable to SSDs.
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       22 Nov 2016 #7

    All above, good advice!
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