I still have two old ATA drives (one is only 8GB, one is somewhat defect) and I've been thinking about putting them into my PC and activating swap on them, too. What will be effect of this? Will my system spread data across the drives evenly so that swapping becomes faster?
Firstly, using a slow or defective hard drive for swap is not a good idea. It's like having really slow or buggy memory in a way.
How your system spreads data across your swap partitions depends on the priority you give them in your
As an example,
Your system will use the partition with the highest priority first (in this case
You can change your system's tendency to write to swap by setting