Thanks to all for replying.
Also, I don't think you need a swap partition in Windows, that's only for Linux
Oops, my mistake, I have been on Linux for the past 6 months ;)
What I meant was a partition on the HDD, dedicated to Windows pagefile only.
It seems to be a good idea to set a small pagefile on the system drive and place the "big" pagefile on a separate drive.
I see no value in ever separating installed programs from Windows...one without the other is useless, since the registry entries needed by any progrzm...are on the Windows partition
On my previous machine with no SSD I had OS and programs on the same partition (100GB).
I thought that on SSD it could have been better the other way, stresswise.
The SSD is more than large enough for this
Uhm... I am not 100% sure. The 100GB partition I mentioned before was almost full as far as I remember.
Sorry, I didn't get your point.
Forget the "drive numbers" of my first post, right now I have:
- drive#1 SSD (OS + programs)* + drive#2 HDD (data)
* : I have only the OS on this drive right now, no application installed yet.
Since I have read that it is a good practice to move the Windows pagefile to a separate drive I can follow two paths:
- drive#1 SSD (OS) + drive#2 HDD (3 partitions: pagefile + programs + data)
or to add a second HDD:
- drive#1 SSD (OS) + drive#2 HDD (2 partitions: pagefile + programs) + drive#3 HDD (data)
I was asking which path to follow.
hamluis suggests a third way:
- drive#1 SSD (OS + programs) + drive#2 HDD ((partitioned?) data).
He didn't mention the partition for the filepage (which I wrongly called "swap" in my first post) so I assume the definitive layout could be:
- drive#1 SSD (OS + programs) + drive#2 HDD (2 partitions: pagefile + data)
If I understand you (reckonankit) correctly, it is possible to install programs on a separate drive but it is better to have them on the system drive.
Is that correct?