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I don't really care if 4gigs go missing from the SSD when I use the page file, I'm just a little worried about it wearing the drive down faster. Although.... the drive should be rated for much more daily traffic than even the page file will use.
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I don't really care if 4gigs go missing from the SSD when I use the page file, I'm just a little worried about it wearing the drive down faster. Although.... the drive should be rated for much more daily traffic than even the page file will use.

Really nothing to worry about. The drive is more likely to die of random controller failure than it is likely to run out of P/E cycles.
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Thanks everybody for your quick replies. Gonna leave the page file at a fixed 4gigs. I have another burning question though, which doesn't warrant a new topic.

Since I bought an OEM version of the SSD, it has a different firmware, thus Samsung's Magician software doesn't recognize it. Does it do anything special that I can't do with other software? Is it necessary for the drive to run smoothly in the long run?
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I don't really care if 4gigs go missing from the SSD when I use the page file, I'm just a little worried about it wearing the drive down faster. Although.... the drive should be rated for much more daily traffic than even the page file will use.

I've been running a Intel 80 GB SSD in my daughter's PC, that was handed down from my laptop, from my desktop PC, and from an earlier desktop PC, it's been reformatted and reinstalled dozens of times, and runs a daily page file that actually has a little bit of use on it. An it's still at better than 96% life. I honestly wouldn't worry about W/E cycles, by the time you hit 90% life you'll be ready to replace it with a 3TB SSD. =)

SSD Magician doesn't do anything special, if you're running Windows 7 or Windows 8. Both of these OS have TRIM support, and should run that OEM drive with no problems w/o Magician. IF you were running Vista or XP, I'd say Magician would be useful for periodically running a manual garbage collection/TRIM pass.

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post #15 of 17
Strange,i play bf3 and bf4 and have had no page filing on for years,i did how ever get low memory warnings until i switched up to at least 10 gigs of ram.
post #16 of 17
1024 Min.
2048 Max.

Some applications are programmed to use page file, don't disable it.
post #17 of 17

I have 32 GB of RAM, when I disabled the pagefile, Windows MEdia Player would crash suddenly with a low memory error message even though I have 30 GB free!

 

Now, I never touch the pagefile, let it be, I have 2 TB Samsung 840 EVOs so space is not a concern

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