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?! m 0 l Quaddro a b G Storage 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.. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources My windows 7 files are split between two hard drives in the same computer so how do I get the files all on one hard drive Forum Why does transfering files between two external hard drives go so slowly? Forum Paging file for second hard drive Forum TWO Paging Files Forum SolvedTwo Hard Drives, Two Operating System, Not looking to dual boot. Forum SolvedCan I lock two hard drives out of eachother? Forum SolvedIf i RAID two hard drives on one computer will they still be in RAID on a second? Forum SolvedWindows 7 files on two separate drives (SSD + HDD) Forum SolvedTwo operating systems on two different hard drives Forum SolvedHard drive can't be found, page file error Forum Solvedneed to access two old hard drives Forum SolvedHi guys i want to run two sata hard drives in my pc is there anything i need to purchase e.g cables and how do i do it Forum SolvedFried two hard drives. Help me understand why. Forum SolvedHow Do Two Hard Drives Work? Forum SolvedWhat will happen if i have two hard drives and one hard drive fills up? Forum SolvedTransfer Data between two external Hard Drives Forum SolvedWhere can I go to transfer data off of two old hard drives, one a 20gb Maxtor and the other a 40gb WD to USB drives? Forum SolvedDual Booting Windows 7/8 - Two Separate Hard Drives Forum Solvedi used raid zero and it turned two 3GB hard drives into 2 746.39gb HDs. Forum SolvedTrying to decide between two internal hard drives for my gaming build (and some general advice) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !