Originally Posted by holmes4
I know it's equally fast to access, but if it's broken up, that may turn into multiple I/O requests. If you let Windows manage the size, the pagefile will grow and shrink, and this will cause unnecessary wear on the SSD
Hmmm, I appreciate your input, however, a member "Hat Monster" wrote in in his post
in the thread on Ars OpenForum that I linked in the first/opening post the following:
Pagefile writes aren't a heavy contributor to disk write totals even on a limited memory machine. |
shirker did the right thing (possibly for the first time ever) in changing the default setting. The setting should be "System Managed", not fixed min and max.
SSDs are, in fact, a perfect place to put a pagefile due to their extremely low random access times. This is why Vista has ReadyBoost after all.
P.S. - Personally, I've set it like this: min to 256, and max to 768 MBs (my Dell Mini 9 has 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB SSD
), and I've never yet seen it to grow from its initial size.