Virtualization on ExpressCard SSD

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  1. John89 macrumors regular

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    I have Windows7 running through VMware Fusion on my ExpressCard SSD. Its ridiculously fast! It has a Windows Performance Score of 7.4!! :D

    I recommend it to all 'pre-sd slot' users.

    Here is it: Clicky
     
  2. John89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Edit.

    I found the read/write times

    115MB/s read
    65MB/s write
     
  3. defender macrumors member

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    Thats good to know, I've been looking for something to do with my expresscard slot. Does the card stick out or is it flush with the side?
     
  4. John89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You can barely see it when you look from the side, like 1mm. I was really impressed when I got it, expected it to stick out a cm or 2.
     
  5. John89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here are a few benchmarks for anyone interested...

    I couldn't get write tests on a few things because its a disk partitioned disk. It wouldn't let me for whatever reason.
     

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  6. Dexter v House macrumors member

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    This is interesting.
    Just to be clear do you have both Fusion and the VM installed on the SSD ? Or just the VM?
    Bit surprised you're getting such a high score, it's still emulation at the end of the day regardless of the SSD speed factor, but hey, who's complaining?:p
     
  7. John89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    VMware Fusion is installed on the OSX disk, and the virtual machine is running off the SSD.

    Well the SSD is dedicated to Windows, so its running at full speed. If you had Windows on the same disk as OSX, then things would start to slow down.
     

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