Mac Mini + SSD + VMware fusion very slow

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

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2007
    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

    Jul 28, 2010
    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

    Aug 8, 2009
    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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