Running VMFusion VM's from a 32gb USB 3.0 stick?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by trophynuts, Mar 12, 2013.

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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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    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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