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Paging file setup

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Paging file setup

Gurus:

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.

I have searched the exploder archives, Microsoft and PTC and haven't been
able to find much info on this subject. Microsoft did have one article
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314482 but that is
all I could find.

Thanks in advance for all replies and I will post a summary.

Kevin

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Paging file setup

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
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