VMWare, Windows 7 and SSDs

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by r00ky, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. r00ky macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2010
    Hey All,

    Straight up question regarding VMWare and SSDs. Does the old adage "run the virtual machine on a separate disk from the host's disk" still apply to SSD?

    I run snow leopard on my pro, and boot Win 7 via VMWare for work. Just about to order a SSD for boot drive, and started thinking if I should get a second SSD to keep the Win7 VMWare disk on.

    But, if the old rule doesn't apply, ill keep the cash for something else.
  2. Dale Cooper, Mar 28, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012

    Dale Cooper macrumors regular

    Dale Cooper

    Sep 20, 2005
    I know this is an old thread, but I would be very interesting to hear any opinions. Need a VM that I use almost exclusively for MS Access (thus quite disk intensive stuff), and I'm not sure whether to put it on the SSD with OS X or on the HDD (in the optibay). Any suggestions?

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