Parallels Performances on HDD


macNewbie02

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Runs fine!, 5.9 WEI.
Thank you for the answer. Which configuration of macpro do you have?

To other folks: how do other virtualization software perform? (VirtualBox, VMware)? Please write your configuration.

Thanks!
 

dontpannic

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Orpington, Kent, UK
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I've got a late 2011 2.4Ghz i5, 8Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD.

Can run 3D games inside parallels pretty well but it runs windows itself very well indeed.
 

Ccrew

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It runs fine on an HDD. Just like anything else, faster on a 7200rpm one than a 5400.

Slower to load obviously than on an SSD, but once it has the performance is certainly acceptable.

MacTech did a great shootout on VM performance and rated Parallels at the top of the pile. I use VMWare Fusion personally as it's compatible with my VMWare server infrastructure at work and I have no complaints, but I'm running 16gb memory with an SSD also
 

macNewbie02

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quick update

Hey fellas,

I was in an Apple store today and tested the only machine which had parallels installed - it was late 2009 iMac, 27 Inch with i7 2.8GHz. I was very pleased with the speed and overall feel to the virtual machine as I felt it was running natively.

I would like to know is the new macbook pro 15 inch i7 2.2 processor stronger than the i7 2.8 of the late 2009 iMac I used? It could be a good indicator for me for the speed. Also it had 1T of HDD, if configured my macbook pro with 500GB of 7200RPM, will the HD speed be similar?

Thanks again.