I have a Dell E521 with Windows Vista Home Premium. I have installed an additional 1TB drive to write backups to with Acronis. I've noticed that at times my computer will freeze up and lag when (best I can tell according to performance monitor) it's writing to the pagefile. I've read that I can decrease the pagefile size on C: to 500mb for dumps and allocate a larger amount on my backup drive (K:) to give some increase in performance. My concern though is if I do allocate diskspace on my backup drive for the pagefile...will this affect or possibly overwrite my backups? Thanks.