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Should I keep my swap file on an SSD drive?

I have 16GB RAM and an SSD (actually two in RAID 0 configuration, but one for argument's sake).

My CPU is very powerful, as is the graphics card. It's a client-side laptop, not a server.

Given this specification, do I really need a page file?

marked as duplicate by BinaryMisfit Oct 27 '11 at 8:39

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  • As always, it depends on what you're doing with your system. For Minesweeper, no... If you're doing large-scale photo or video editing, probably so. – Flimzy Oct 27 '11 at 8:39
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    @diago This is not a duplicate. That question doesn't ask about the requirement for a swap file. It's all about whther you should keep it on the SSD. My question is whether I need one. – Preet Sangha Oct 27 '11 at 19:41
  • The accepted answer on the duplicate quotes a Microsoft article stating you don't need one? Have you actually read the answer? – BinaryMisfit Oct 27 '11 at 19:46
  • I read the question. You should put a link to the answer directly. – Preet Sangha Oct 27 '11 at 20:12
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With that amount of RAM? I do not see why, no.

If 16GB RAM are not sufficient you are either running a bad piece of software (which would also fill any amount of swap / page-file you throw at it) or a memory hungry piece of software (which you should not run on your laptop :)).

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