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trophynuts
Mar 12, 2013, 05:34 PM
I have a Mid 2012 MBA. Running VMFusion 5. I'm looking at moving my vm's to something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-220-719&IsVirtualParent=1

and running them from that. I only use the VM for minimal stuff. Checking email. No coding.

Would this work? Currently i run my VM's from the host drive in the MBA. Thanks in advance.



ChristianJapan
Mar 12, 2013, 05:46 PM
Give it a try and enough memory to not need to swap too much. In my company we play with Windows 8 via USB stick: works but that little stick gets quite hot.

trophynuts
Mar 12, 2013, 05:52 PM
when you say enough memory are you referring the RAM i have allocated to the VM? If so i'm currently giving it 4gb of ram. I have 8 in the MBA. I also have the 2ghz I7 processor in my MBA.

ChristianJapan
Mar 12, 2013, 06:00 PM
Yes, allocate enough RAM to the VM to reduce/eliminate swapping via USB.

4GB for checking email should be enough :) you might can gradually reduce later.

phoenixsan
Mar 12, 2013, 06:39 PM
are helpful:

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2094912

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1344064

:):apple:

trophynuts
Mar 13, 2013, 01:00 AM
thanks for the help everyone.

i'm ordering this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-220-719&IsVirtualParent=1

i'll report back in a few weeks.