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I thought I read in an SSD optimization guide that you should disable paging file.

I thought I had done so but when I just checked it's set to automatic. I also have 8GB RAM so I guess there's no real reason to disable it if I haven't noticed anything with it active... Correct?
Windows 7 actually takes advantage of the Paging File if it's enabled regardless if you have 2-3 times the amount of memory that you'll ever need (like 12-16GB). It uses it when it's more efficient to do so, otherwise it doesn't. So, it's actually best to leave it at its default setting.
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Windows 7 actually takes advantage of the Paging File if it's enabled regardless if you have 2-3 times the amount of memory that you'll ever need (like 12-16GB). It uses it when it's more efficient to do so, otherwise it doesn't. So, it's actually best to leave it at its default setting.
Ok, thanks!

I monitor ram usage and no matter what I do I don't think I've even seen 50% of the 8GB's being used.
    
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Windows 7 actually takes advantage of the Paging File if it's enabled regardless if you have 2-3 times the amount of memory that you'll ever need (like 12-16GB). It uses it when it's more efficient to do so, otherwise it doesn't. So, it's actually best to leave it at its default setting.
are you sure about this?

I have upgraded to 8gb of memory on workstation, it also has a 40gb Intel SSD.

I thought having pagefile makes the ssd slower and make it old faster?
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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.
I used to have my pagefile on a mechanical HDD based on recommendations on the OCZ website. Alas, I filled up the HDD with too much data and the PC was starting to "freeze" on me when opening minimized programs, etc (only have 4GB RAM on that particular PC). I've since moved the pagefile back to SSD and I didn't really see any noticeable increase in host writes/day. My temporary torrent download folder on the SSD was doing more damage.
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are you sure about this?

I have upgraded to 8gb of memory on workstation, it also has a 40gb Intel SSD.

I thought having pagefile makes the ssd slower and make it old faster?
Absolutely. This is one of the reasons why we say that Windows 7 has been optimized for solid state drives.

The guide on OCZ's message board that recommends disabling the Paging File (* Windows 7 Ultimate Tweaks & Utilities *) is wrong.
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Absolutely. This is one of the reasons why we say that Windows 7 has been optimized for solid state drives.

The guide on OCZ's message board that recommends disabling the Paging File (* Windows 7 Ultimate Tweaks & Utilities *) is wrong.
ok, I'll still try using without page file, 8gb ram is plenty of room for my needs..
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ok, I'll still try using without page file, 8gb ram is plenty of room for my needs..
Windows 7 still uses the Paging File even if you have 16GB of memory. It is actually a myth that the Paging File should be disabled if you have more memory than you need - especially now in Windows 7. This is because Windows 7 takes full advantage of the Paging File if it's present when it increases the efficiency of whatever it is you're doing.

In other words, there's nothing wrong with leaving it enabled (and at its default setting). I have mine enabled, but yet I've never seen my system use more than 35-40% of my memory.

I think that there's no good reason to disable the Paging File.
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