[THIN] Re: Page file on separate partition?

  • From: Leon.Jaimes@xxxxxxxx
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 08:33:17 -0700

I believe that benefit from having the separate partition for the page file
is the fragmentation.  It helps to keep the page file from fragmenting, also
I believe it is recommended that you set you minimum and maximum for the
page file the same this will also help reduce fragmentation.  Although I
still agree that you will probaly get better performance from a seperate
physical drive.
Happy Days!

-----Original Message-----
From: Braebaum, Neil [mailto:Neil.Braebaum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 4:44 AM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] Re: Page file on separate partition?

If you put it on simply a separate partition, I think you've probably
surmised correctly you're unlikely to realise any performance hike - unless
your reasons for doing it are something like a more conducive allocation
unit size, or fragmentation - but even then, the likelihood is that any
gains are likely to be minimal, if observable.

There may be other reasons to do this, though - perhaps not particularly
performance related. Perhaps some security proviso, or disk space management
or something.

Otherwise, another spindle is likely to be a better bet for any presumed
performance gain.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lennart Koschella [mailto:lk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 10 March 2003 11:33
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Page file on separate partition?
> Hello!
> Someone told me that it's always better to put the page file 
> on a terminal 
> server on a different partition. While I understand that 
> putting it on a 
> separate *disk* should achieve some performance improvement (due to 
> parallel disk access), I wonder why putting it on a separate 
> partition of 
> the same disk  has an advantage over the system partition. In 
> this case, 
> the read/write heads of the disk drives have a longer way to 
> move between 
> both partitions, so this could lead to a performance 
> degradation instead of 
> an improvement. Am I wrong here?

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