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So with so many post out there about whats good for a ssd and whats not i want to try clear some stuff up on here and maybe help some others new to ssd like me. well semi-new.

So my question is do i really need to disable paging files that bad? Ive seen yes and Ive seen no.
As well as for hibernation. Is Disabling hibernation purely just for space or is it really harming the ssd that bad.

Ive got a Vertex 2 and personal i know a lot has changed since the first ssd's.

I understand why disabling the other stuff such as prefeching and what not but why paging files and hibernation? I tried disabling paging files and as well as making them smaller which was 512mb for ssd and 8gb for my HHD. my programs loaded soo much slower so i went back to normal default setting which is letting win 7 do it and i was back to normal speeds and loading everything fast again.


Sorry for the long paragraphs but Ive just been so confused about it please clear it up and maybe we can help others too in the process =)
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I think by paging files you mean pagefile, if not then discard what I say next. Pagefile is somekind of virtual RAM, so its usefulness depends on two things: if you have enough RAM (4GB+) you can simply disable it; if you don' have a lot of RAM or your you use many apps RAM-intensive than just set it @ 2-4GB (min=max, not OS controlled). Very important: if you need pagefile and you care about performance in any way - place pagefile on the SSD. The pagefile heeds to be hyper fast, you can cripple performance if you live it on, but put in on the HDD (like the 0.5/8GB SSD/HDD arrangement you did).

For info I keep Pagefile completely disabled on my 6GB RAM rig. I never had a problem such as apps crashing or anything else. Having it enabled, but small of on a HDD hurts more than it helps.

About hibernation: keeping it enabled, means that while you use your rig, in moments of lesser disk activity the OS will copy the RAM contents in the hiberfile.sys file that is usually hidden on your C:\\ drive. Now, depending on if you need or not hibernation you can see this problem in two ways: you need hibernation as it boots faster and resumes where you left off - the way I use it for example; or you don't need it so you waste SSD write cycles - this can be taken with a grain of salt as any Intel, Sandforce or Crucial drive have very low write amplification so a few bytes written for nothing won't impact visibly the life of you drive.

So considering your sig rig's specs: you can safely disable Pagefile as 8GB is quite enough for 99% of usage models. If you don't need Hibernation you can disable it as it would take about 8GB of an already small'ish SSD.
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yea pagefiles sorry. Thanks =) Yea seeing how i have 8gb i was unsure. I tried having paging files only on the HDD and my pc just became slow but i will try having both disable. I love hibernation since i can continue where i left off. not a big fan of sleep mode as my pc is still pretty much on. Thanks for the help =) rep+
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