Our corporate IT group is upgrading our site to AD within the next month and with this they have created a package for the OS that only contains a C partition. From what I have been told it is best to put the paging file on a separate partition than the OS to boost performance. Our corporate IT team wants a solid justification to why we need a second partition before they will consider creating a new package for us.
Can anyone tell me why or why not this is true and send any documentation to help back this up.
My understanding, and this could be incorrect, but I believe to be accurate, is that having a second partition doesn't do anything for the paging file, having it on a separate drive from where you do most of your writing to disk does. If you have two disks and you are primarily writing to D-drive then you want your paging file on your C-drive. This is because there are two drive heads writing which will allow you to write to disk and the paging file simultaneously.
Hope that clarifies, and if I am wrong someone correct me,
Brian S. Lynn Technical Coordinator, Product Engineering