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Old Mar 12, 2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Running VMFusion VM's from a 32gb USB 3.0 stick?

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/Produc...irtualParent=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.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 06:39 PM   #5
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Post Maybe these links.....

are helpful:

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

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

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Old Mar 13, 2013, 01:00 AM   #6
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thanks for the help everyone.

i'm ordering this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...irtualParent=1

i'll report back in a few weeks.
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