Should I have My Swap File on an SSID Drive

Have a Client that has decided to Upgrade all of thier PC's to SSID Drives.

Should I have the Swap File on the SSID or should I keep it on the Platter hard Drive

that it is Replacing but will not be the D:\ Drive?

NOTE:  Windows 7 Pro, 8gigs Ram

Cjoego
Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would definitely keep the page file on the C: drive with your operating system. Make sure the SSD drive is big enough (128Gb minimum) and it will not be any problem at all.

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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
If you run too little ram a ssd swap can wear out the ssd faster than you'd like. Aside from that, go ahead
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
A top quality SSD drive will have ample read/write cycles for years of operation and will have repair cells to take over (if I understand the latter correctly).

However, I keep enough memory in a machine (4Gb minimum, 8Gb typical) that my swap file is not in much use.

Make sure you get best quality SSD drives. They are not all the same.

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nobusCommented:
i have an SSD drive in use for several  years, and found no reason to move the swapfile, since the system is MUCH faster than with a rotating platter drive
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terencinoCommented:
The paging file becomes an issue when you move to a smaller SSD and upgrade RAM, so with 8GB RAM you are looking at an 8GB paging file clogging up your SSD. I recommend you keep it to 1GB or less, that way any applications that require a paging file will be happy, and you reclaim a heap of space on your SSD for more important stuff. While your client is at it, he should also disable hibernation, and reclaim maybe 4GB right there.

I put 32GB RAM in my PC a while ago, and Windows gave me a 32GB paging file. I disabled paging completely to see if there was any problem. There wasn't. Windows' standard policy just isn't right for SSDs. It's just bloat for the most part.
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nobusCommented:
about what SSD size are you talking then? i have an 160 GB one from intel - no problems
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Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
The Drives will be 250 Gig in size

Now thinkpads_user, you mentioned that not all SSD drives are the same.

Which ones do you belive are the Best???

I do not care about price I want Reliability and performance.

Cjoego
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Large name brands such as Intel are good. Samsung as well. Stick with large name brands.
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terencinoCommented:
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB. The Samsung Magician is the best SSD optimizer I have used.
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nobusCommented:
i still prefer intel, for reliability; but it's only a personal opinion


To the best of my knowledge there is no "long term" definitive data. It would take 3 to 5 years to accumulate the necessary information.  From :  http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/283270-32-reliability-comparison

they also vouch for Intel
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Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Fantastic

I will keep the swap file on the Samsung Drives.

Cjoego
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@cjoego - Thanks, and I was happy to help.

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