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Should my page file be on my SSD?

Should my page file be on my SSD?

While it’s true that lots of “writes” to an SSD’s Flash Memory cells will indeed reduce its useful lifespan, writes to the Page File are unlikely to reduce it enough to make a big difference. My recommendation: Leave the Page File on the SSD and max out your RAM.

Should I disable page file on SSD?

In this case, you should definitely leave your page file on the fast SSD and not move it to a slower hard drive. Having a page file won’t slow down your computer — but if your computer is using its page file a lot, you should probably get some more RAM.

Should I set page file for all drives?

Windows can use multiple page files just fine. Best practice is to have one page file on each physical drive, assuming they’re not RAID’ed. A single drive would only have one page file, not one per partition (for performance reasons).

Does page file reduce SSD life?

So it’s very unlikely to have any significant affect on the life of a modern SSD drive. The one good reason not to put a pagefile on an SSD drive is if SSD space is precious (because you have a relatively small SSD) and you don’t expect to use the pagefile very much (because you have lots of RAM).

Can you leave a page file on a SSD?

Leave it on the SSD and don’t disable it– just let Windows manage it. If you have 16GB RAM, Windows will tend to manage the file very conservatively– only writing to it on fairly infrequent occasions as you actually need to page out data from RAM. It won’t get hammered like on a RAM-starved system. You do need one, though.

Which is faster a SSD or a paging file?

The page file is what’s used to extend the RAM. If something needs 9GB of RAM but you have 8GB, it will use all the RAM you have plus 1GB or so of page file, which is on the hard drive. In your case that’s an SSD which is several times faster than a hard drive but of course is pathetically slow compared to RAM.

Do You Put your page file on the fastest hard drive?

You should ideally have your page file on your fastest drive. However, if you have a lot of RAM and rarely use your page file, you may want to put it on a mechanical hard drive to save space on an SSD. This would slow things down if your computer did need to use its page file, but you’d gain more space on your SSD — the trade-off is up to you.

Is it better to have two pagefiles on separate drives?

Does not do any harm but really better to just have one on SSD as much faster. People used to say it was better to have separate pagefiles to avoid writing too much to an SSD but those days are long gone. They used to obsess over it in XP days.

What is the best paging file size in Windows 7?

By default, Windows 7 sets the initial size of the page file to 1.5 times the amount of RAM in your system, and it sets the maximum size of the page file to 3 times the amount of RAM. For example, on a system with 1GB RAM, the page file’s initial size will be 1.5GB and its maximum size will be 3GB.

How do I increase page file size on SSD?

Click Settings under Performance. Click the Advanced tab, and click Change under Virtual Memory. Select the drive to use to store the paging file. Select Custom size and set Initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB).

Is pagefile bad for SSD?

No, your paging file is rarely used if ever used with the 8GB of memory that you have, and when used even on an SSD it is far slower than system memory. Windows automatically sets the amount and the more memory you have the more it sets as virtual memory. So in other words the less you need it the more it gives you.

Do you need pagefile with 16GB RAM?

1) You don’t “need” it. By default Windows will allocate virtual memory (pagefile) the same size as your RAM. It will “reserve” this disk space to ensure it’s there if required. That’s why you see a 16GB page file.

What size should my page file be?

Ideally, your paging file size should be 1.5 times your physical memory at a minimum and up to 4 times the physical memory at most to ensure system stability.

Should I disable pagefile with SSD?

Which lasts longer SSD or flash drive?

More specifically, USB flash drive has no moving parts and is limited to a finite amount of write cycles which are usually from 3000 to 5000. But as USB flash drive usually uses cheaper memory modules, it is less reliable than a solid state drive. Thus, in normal situation, in terms of lifespan, solid state drive wins.

How to set page file for an SSD drive?

I set mine to 1024mb having 8gb of RAM and keep it on the SSD and never had a problem or an issue with the SSD or any programs so best to choose your own path as the merits or otherwise of it all can be argued til the moon turns purple I have 8 SSDs and all of them have the page file and have it set to the SSD. I have never had an issue.

How big is a page file in Windows 7?

Well, unfortunately, there is no magical number here that will fit any system and any workload. It really varies but here are a few scenarios for you to consider when sizing a page file on a Windows client system, like Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.

Should I disable the paging file if I have an SSD?

In your case that’s an SSD which is several times faster than a hard drive but of course is pathetically slow compared to RAM. Disabling the page file would make that program simply crash. It would try to allocate more than it can and that would generate “out of memory” errors.