Monday, April 21, 2008

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Putting the pagefile on an SD card


  1. So far I havent gotten it to work. I am using vista and a 2GB sd card. When I set it and after a reboot it says I am still not using it for the pagefile.

    By Blogger James A. Morman, at 4/22/2008 08:04:00 AM

  2. Could be Vista or the card reader. I'm running XP on my Toshiba R25. My card reader is recognized as a drive in the BIOS (I think). Or maybe you need to turn off the pagefile first. I was testing it with pf off, then switched it to the card. Hopefully it's as simple as that. Otherwise, it's one of the immutable elements.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 4/22/2008 09:04:00 AM

  3. Does it improve battery life when you're doing things that don't involve the hard drive much?

    By Blogger Evan, at 4/22/2008 10:42:00 AM

  4. Okay, I'm a dumbass. I just checked my drives and the pagefile is still on the hard drive. Apparently the virtual memory settings don't actually work, yet when I compare it back against the normal setting, there is a difference in the heat. There's some other factor at work, but I don't know what it is. Could just be that I limited the size of the pagefile. I'll have to investigate further.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 4/22/2008 11:39:00 AM

  5. Thanks for the suggestion. I am getting a Class 6 4GB sdhc card to try with eboostr in this HP2710p.

    By Blogger Phil, at 4/23/2008 06:25:00 PM

  6. ree: I'll be checking that with eBoostr, but dollars to donuts the reduced heat I'm experiencing means some increase in battery life.

    Phil: Just don't hold me to this as a bonafide suggestion. I'm just testing eBoostr. I'm not married to it yet.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 4/23/2008 07:54:00 PM

  7. Okay, so has anyone actually been able to get the pagefile on the SD card in vista?

    By Blogger Unknown, at 4/23/2008 09:44:00 PM

  8. Not as far as I know.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 4/23/2008 10:04:00 PM

  9. i am able to get my page file on a cf on my vista samsung q1p. it took numerous reboots, but it finally took. the first reboot involved decreasing the size of the pagefile on c: from system configured to 200mb. then i popped my cf card in and got it recognized by vista. then, i created a custom pagefile the cf card and rebooted. voila, 2gb pagefile on my cf.

    By Blogger VictorE, at 4/30/2008 06:28:00 PM

  10. I gave that a try, manually copying the pagefile to the card, but it's still reading the pagefile on the hard drive. Reboot and see which file shows what is more recently updated.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 4/30/2008 07:28:00 PM

  11. On Vista with a Toshiba M700, no luck.

    I can set the SD Card to show it has a page file in advanced properties, but in the main dialog it doesn't recognize any pagefile on the SD card, only the HD. If I set it only on SD, on reboot there is no page file at all.

    If anyone figures this out, let us know, I'd love to try this.

    By Blogger Tariq, at 5/12/2008 10:21:00 AM

  12. Operating system doesnt always detect the SD Card on startup, thus it cant read/write to the pagefile...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/30/2009 06:41:00 AM

  13. Win7 on Toshiba Portege T110
    Windows allowed me to set page file on SD Card, but on reboot Windows created a temporary page file on HD.

    Prior to this operation, I had relocated the page file to an occasionally used partition on my HD, and it was okay.

    By Blogger Cat, at 1/07/2011 02:04:00 AM

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