Running VM from BootCamp partition - faster?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by InfoTime, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. InfoTime macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    Will a VM be more responsive if you use your BootCamp install of XP as the virtual machine?

    I finally just went back to my Vista machine for Quicken. Got tired of the sluggish performance. There were little glitches like slow auto-completes of transactions and category lookups. Seemed like the disk access was not as fast as it could be.

    Was wondering if I'd get better disk performance if my VM was my BootCamp install. That way the disk reads would be closer to bare metal.

    I've got a 2.4 GHz iMac with 4 GB of RAM using VMWare Fusion 2.x.
  2. Keleko macrumors 68000

    Mar 26, 2008
    I haven't really noticed much difference between Boot Camp vs. virtual drives. However, I haven't really done any heavy disk I/O with the virtual machine, either.

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