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Hey guys

Recently got a Crucial M4 64GB running really nicely however should i keep the page file on the SSD or move it to another HDD?

Also what should i set the page file size to with 4 gigs of ram .

I was thinking 512mb or 768mb or 1gig but not a 100% sure.

Thanks

Ben
Edited by Benny99 - 8/14/11 at 3:48am
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Page-filing wears out the memory cells of SSDs.

Probably leave the default value and move it to your other drives. Think mine was 1GB. I set it manually to 4 GBs, no noticeable difference.
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Page-filing wears out the memory cells of SSDs.

Probably leave the default value and move it to your other drives. Think mine was 1GB. I set it manually to 4 GBs, no noticeable difference.
So would i just set the Page file to one of my other hard drives and keep no page file on the SSD ?

Currently i have no page file on any of the hard drives.

Example set a custom size of Initial Size 1000mb and Maximum 1000mb on one of my other HDDs and leave the page file blank on the SSD ?
Edited by Benny99 - 8/14/11 at 3:55am
post #4 of 31
A thought a pagefile is only used when the amount of RAM required is higher then the amount available. The remaining is filled in the pagefile. I keep mine at a max of 1GB, since I only have one SSD it's kept on that.
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If you are going to keep a page file, and I recommend you do, then you don't want to move it to a slower drive. That would just be silly. Set it to 1GB and forget about it. Also, don't listen to nonsense that having a page file will wear out your SSD. It ain't gonna happen
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I moved my page file to my HDD..(its a raptor) i haven't noticed any real performance degradation. So even if its for clearing the stigma, i went ahead and moved it .
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If you are going to keep a page file, and I recommend you do, then you don't want to move it to a slower drive. That would just be silly. Set it to 1GB and forget about it. Also, don't listen to nonsense that having a page file will wear out your SSD. It ain't gonna happen
Well if it's constantly reading and writing from it will wear it out... SSD's have a measurable read/write lifespan.
   
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Alright i will set the ssd pagefile to 1 gb .

However i have 2 other mechanical hard drives do i need to set a page file for these aswell ?

Thanks all
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from microsoft:
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Should the pagefile be placed on SSDs?

Yes. Most pagefile operations are small random reads or larger sequential writes, both of which are types of operations that SSDs handle well.

In looking at telemetry data from thousands of traces and focusing on pagefile reads and writes, we find that
•Pagefile.sys reads outnumber pagefile.sys writes by about 40 to 1,
•Pagefile.sys read sizes are typically quite small, with 67% less than or equal to 4 KB, and 88% less than 16 KB.
•Pagefile.sys writes are relatively large, with 62% greater than or equal to 128 KB and 45% being exactly 1 MB in size.

In fact, given typical pagefile reference patterns and the favorable performance characteristics SSDs have on those patterns, there are few files better than the pagefile to place on an SSD.
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post #10 of 31
I haeve got 4Gb and just order another 8Gb but I have got my page files off. Do you think thats right?
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