I think there's some confusion here, and some misconceptions based on obsolete, superseded information and inaccurate perceptions.
Would moving the page file to my HDD be a good idea do you think?
Absolutely NOT!!!!! SSDs are the perfect place to put your page file. See SSD FAQs, Should the pagefile be placed on SSDs?
(almost 1/2 way down the page).
I also see absolutely no reason to disable indexing when using a modern OS (W7 - 8.1). We MUST let go of XP and stop stereotyping W7 and W8 based on problems with XP. W7 and W8 are not XP. Indexing in XP was horrible. Indexing in W7 and W8 is not the same as XP. In W7/8/8.1 indexing has been highly refined to minimize impact on performance while indexing (stepping way
into the background when the user
is NOT idle).
But most importantly, we much realize that, BY FAR the most significant impact caused by Indexing is when Indexing a drive for the first time - NOT forever thereafter. Once indexing of a drive is complete, all indexing must do after that is keep track of any changes - and that takes next to nothing in system resources.
It was mostly done to save space and prevent extra writes.
If a small SSD and already low on free disk space, then saving space may be important, but it is important to note again
, this is not XP and that PF size management in W7 and W8 is NOT the same as with XP. If you are not using your SSD for PF due to a lack of free disk space, I HIGHLY URGE you to free up space or buy more space and then move your PF to the SSD. And let Windows manage the size - and I don't care how much RAM you have.
It is also important to note that today's SSDs do NOT suffer from the limited writes problems of first generation SSDs. Limiting the number of writes is no longer required and IMO, stifles a significant advantage for using SSDs in the first place.
Remember, there have been SSD-only notebooks for several years now and more and more PCs are being built with SSDs only (including this one).