Parallels Performances on HDD

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  1. macNewbie02 macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I would like to know how welll does Windows 7 run on the new MacBook Pro on an HDD (5400 or 7200 RPM). I've seen on youtube great performance when configured via SSD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhu5lumSiVQ), but I can't afford SSD.

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. dontpannic macrumors 6502

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  3. macNewbie02 thread starter macrumors regular

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    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!
     
  4. dontpannic macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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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
     
  6. macNewbie02 thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     

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