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Putting swap on different drive in windows 7

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July 6, 2010 8:28:23 PM

Hello, I plan on loading windows 7 64 bit on a new system I'm building, using an SSD as the boot drive and for program files. I plan on having an i5 750 processor with 4gb dual channel memory and I'd like to put the swap on another drive (conventional 1 tb) along with documents, etc. Since i don't have the OS yet would there be any special method I should know about prior to loading the OS?
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July 6, 2010 9:13:02 PM

Check out the Contig freeware:

If you create a primary partition on your 1 TB HDD that is
relatively small e.g. 10 GB, you can effect "short strokes"
and maximize efficiency for all I/O to the swap file
if you also create a perfectly contiguous pagefile.sys
using Contig.

Just remember to modify the attributes before
you move that swap file from C: e.g. in Command Prompt:

attrib pagefile.sys +A +S +H

... easy to remember: "ASH"

The justification for doing this is the performance
that results from perpendicular magnetic recording ("PMR"),
illustrated graphically here:

I hope this helps.