Are there any particular reasons why you should move virtual memory to a different disk?

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  • Lv 7
    2 months ago

    if the different disk is faster.

    if you have an SSD, you don't really need VMEM, as long as you have plenty of RAM (8GB or more). SSDs are fast enough to keep up.

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  • ioerr
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    what, you mean the windows page file?

    i usually put that on a different physical disk from the windows install, because i figure when windows is paging stuff in or out, the page file can be accessed by one piece of hardware, while the windows os itself is being accessed by the other, instead one 1 piece of drive hardware having to juggle between those 2 tasks

    also i use an ssd for the windows install disk, and i'm told it's not a good idea to have the page file on an ssd

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