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    Is there any advantage in 7 of having the swap file on a different drive?

    I've been doing this since I started using XP and have notice and improvement in the speed of my computer does this apply to Windows 7? Also I have a separate partition for Program Files and My Documents can I still do this with 7?

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    If it is a different physical drive, there can be an advantage in doing it. Many authors also advocate a smaller swap file on the windows drive. I actually do this on 7 x64, even if I can't really see a very noticeable advantage.

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    There have been opinions on both side of this question several times in these forums. A search of Swap File on Separate Drive would show several threads with similar content.
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    [QUOTE=Check Marc;825194]I've been doing this since I started using XP and have notice and improvement in the speed of my computer does this apply to Windows 7? Also I have a separate partition for Program Files and My Documents can I still do this with 7? [QUOTE]

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    Hello.. I have just "hashed" this one out see this thread Page File The bottom line is ...That it depends how much RAM you have installed, and if your running "7" with a 32 or 64 bit OS Regards Fred
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    Is there any advantage in 7 of having the swap file on a different drive?
    IMO there is no advantage, except to save space on the primary drive if that is what one is intending to do.
    Otherwise the PF should remain with the os on the fastest drive.

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    Just a thought - it is probably a good idea if you have an SSD for the operating system. Keep as much writing and rewriting on a separate data drive.

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    Advantages of swap file on seperate drives

    Quote Originally Posted by A1ex View Post
    Just a thought - it is probably a good idea if you have an SSD for the operating system. Keep as much writing and rewriting on a separate data drive.
    Unless the other drive is also an SSD then you will find it will slow down your computer if swap file comes into play as an ordinary HDD will be so much slower than an SSD or the ram.

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