Mac Mini + SSD + VMware fusion very slow

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by elec999, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    My Mac mini 2010 model with 60SSD 4GB ram, vmware fusion windows 7 ent. Very choppy and bad performance, can anyone advice?
  2. macrumors regular

    Baby Mac

    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.
  3. dyn
    macrumors 68000

    Take a look at the following document @

    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).

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