Reply 21160 of 22342, by BitWrangler
My favorite trick, in anything other than laptops obviously, is to just stick another drive in a windoze box for swap... doesn't matter if it's small and half the speed.. just keeping windoze from swapping on the main drive speeds things up. I mean, it's better if it's a fast drive, but you still get speedup with a slow one... in the early oughts, I was favoring those 20GB Quantum Fireballs which were around, people were dumping them cheap to get 40, 80, 160 etc GB as capacities seemed to explode during that time, but they had fast seek, 7200RPM, decent transfer rate. So I'd give windows a decent size swap file on one, and fill the rest full of media or zipped files for backup.... Though the Fireball name was also getting abused so there were some horrible slow ones around too 5400RPM and slower than the regular "Prodrive" line.
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