Swapfile, 1 SATA - 1 SATA2

March 11, 2009 at 18:57:49
Specs: Windows Vista x64, Intel Core 2 Quad - 2.66, 4GB DDR2-1066
I'm building a new PC, on which I will be running Windows Vista x64. I have a new SATA2 drive that I plan to partition to hold Windows + Programs on one partition and storage on the second partition. I also have a second SATA drive.

My question is, will I see more advantage from putting the swapfile on the second slower SATA drive, or keeping it on the faster OS drive?

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March 12, 2009 at 15:28:38
You could test it to be sure.

My opinion would be that if you in fact do need a swap, it would be better to have all drives with a swap file. Even slower it might be that the faster drive is running other things and a faster cache would be the second drive.

There would be little realized gain in either way would be my guess.

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