I have 16GB of RAM in my system and I use 4GB of it to create a Ramdrive before Windows starts loading. I use this Ramdrive as the location for the swapfile to lessen the reads/writes to the SSD the OS is on. Occasionally during bootup, I get a screen showing chkdsk about to run on drive G: (my Ramdrive) Since the G: drive gets created new upon every boot of the system, I know there is nothing wrong with it.
I actually have a few questions about this:
You'll notice I said this happens occasionally. Probably only about 40% of the time. Is this a timing issue, or is Windows expecting to see something specific in the swapfile at times?
Is there a way to prevent chkdsk from running on a specific drive during boot? I don't want to prevent it on all drives, just the Ramdrive, G:
Is this even a good practice to do? As I understand it, this saves the SSD from excessive reads/writes and Trim/garbage collection functions, not to mention the Ramdrive being faster than the SSD.
Would it be a good idea to create another Ramdrive for the Windows Environment Variables TEMP & TMP? Or is there a compelling reason NOT to have these on a drive that disappears on every shutdown?
Thanks for your help
p.s. My System:
Core i5 3570K
Win7 Pro 64