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Pagefile on 7200 RPM C: drive or 5400 RPM E: drive?

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  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
  • Caviar
  • Pagefile
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February 20, 2010 6:04:49 PM

Hi. I have a WD Caviar Black 7200 RPM 750 GB drive running Windows 7 64-bit. The drive is partitioned into ~ 97.6 GB for the system and 600 GB for file storage (D:) .

I also have a 1.5 TB Caviar 5400 RPM drive (E:)  for files.

I know it is usually better to put the pagefile on a secondary drive, but am I reducing performance if I put it on the 5400 RPM drive? Keep pagefile on C: or move to E: ?

Thanks.

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February 20, 2010 7:47:50 PM

How much memory do you have, and how much memory shows as being used on the memory graph under the Task Manager "Performance" tab when you're running all your programs and have all your documents/files/tabs open at once?

If your memory usage is less than your RAM size, then the page file is not going to be used very much and it probably won't make a big difference where you put it..
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