Swap file on a raid five array, yes or no?

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What is the general consensus about having a swap file on a raid 5 array and
what reasons can you give for why you would or would not do it.
 
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Really depends on your resources. In general, there is no good reason to put
a page file on a RAID 5 array. If you have the resources keep your 3+ disks
for your raid 5 array strictly to data. Stick the page file on either your
OS drive or increase performance by placing it on a separate drive entirely.
Keep in mind if you decide to put your page file on a drive other than the
one your OS is located on you will not be able to capture a memory.dmp file
for troubleshooting a bugcheck.


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"Ther Richardson" <ther_richardson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> What is the general consensus about having a swap file on a raid 5 array
and
> what reasons can you give for why you would or would not do it.
>
>
 
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Thanks for the thoughts


"Elijah Landreth [MSFT]" <a-elijal@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Really depends on your resources. In general, there is no good reason to
put
> a page file on a RAID 5 array. If you have the resources keep your 3+
disks
> for your raid 5 array strictly to data. Stick the page file on either your
> OS drive or increase performance by placing it on a separate drive
entirely.
> Keep in mind if you decide to put your page file on a drive other than the
> one your OS is located on you will not be able to capture a memory.dmp
file
> for troubleshooting a bugcheck.
>
>
> --
> Elijah Landreth [MSFT]
> Enterprise Platform Support
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
> "Ther Richardson" <ther_richardson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:109ffn5rmpd7gba@corp.supernews.com...
> > What is the general consensus about having a swap file on a raid 5 array
> and
> > what reasons can you give for why you would or would not do it.
> >
> >
>
>