View Full Version : Mac Mini + SSD + VMware fusion very slow
Sep 5, 2010, 10:12 PM
My Mac mini 2010 model with 60SSD 4GB ram, vmware fusion windows 7 ent. Very choppy and bad performance, can anyone advice?
Sep 6, 2010, 02:03 AM
The mac side is also using the same system resources when you run Windows inside OS X with a program like fusion. It might help troubleshooting if you explain what programs give you trouble and what any intensive settings might be set at.
If it continues to be a problem, you could try Boot Camp to free up more resources for Windows.
Take a look at the following document @ vmware.com: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-2523
Also, it's good to note that if you do not run it on a Mac Pro or Xserve you shouldn't assign more than 1 virtual cpu to a vm. If you do it will tear down the performance a lot.
Btw, the 60 GB ssd might be to small for everything. This will cause the drive to fill up and this in turn will cause performance problems (this is a major problem with ssd's at the moment).