Paging files on two hard drives Tags: Hard Drives Windows 7 Storage Last response: October 24, 2012 5:13 AM in Storage Share wedagedara October 24, 2012 3:44:14 AM Hi, My PC is:- 1gb ram, 3.0ghz (ht) processor, windows 7, nvidia geforce 6200 graphics, Hard drive is samsung hd322 sata2 320gb(Windows installed on this), i have an old quantum 20gb IDE hard drive, If i connected this old hard drive and stored paging files on both hard drives, will it gain performance? Thanks More about : paging files hard drives ELMO_2006 a b G Storage October 24, 2012 3:53:14 AM In short no. You will notice your hard drive thrashing more often than not. In your case, I would let the system automatically manage the pagefile.sys. You can also add more ram which I'm intrigued as to why you have 1GB of RAM?! Quaddro October 24, 2012 5:13:15 AM well, with 1 gb ram it rather hard to do anything on your computer.. at least you'll need 2 gb memory to enjoy the beauty of win 7.. 3gb if you wanna running everything on full speed.. Put paging file in different harddrive always give little boost of performance, but IF your paging drive as fast as your system drive.. ide 20gb quantum is a very old drive..and i bet it already really slow drive right now.. if you put your page file in this old drive, it will hold your performance severely.. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumTWO Paging Files ForumLooking for some info about setting your Paging Files ? ForumIs it safe to disable paging file with 4GB RAM in XP 32Bit ForumPaging Files ForumPaging Files Forumtwo or three hard disk drives ? ForumWhy does transfering files between two external hard drives go so slowly? ForumTwo hard drives , which setup will yield best performance? ForumSATA/IDE adapters and paging file performance Forum"Your system has no paging file " ForumTransferred Paging File ForumYour System Has No Paging File , or the Paging File Is Too .. ForumPaging file Forumpaging file size doesn't change ForumPaging file for second hard drive ForumCannot read two installed hard drives ForumInstalled Win 7 on two hard drives , boots wrong one ForumPaging File is being sucked dry!!! ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? ForumSolid state drives More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !