Window VM running off of a SDXC drive?

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  1. elgrecomac, Jun 6, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2014

    elgrecomac macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    I just bought a new 13" rMBP. Because of work requirements, I need to run Visio and MS Project so I have VMWare Fusion 6 running on the MBP. I have a limited amount of disk space on this MBP (256 SSD) so I was thinking of off-loading the Window 7 VM to a 64 Gb PNY SDXC elite flash drive. Here are my questions:

    1. What type of Windows performance will I encounter by running the VM on a flash drive (BTW the drive I am considering has a 90 mb/sec xfer rate).
    2. Are there any known issues with this type of configuration of VMWare fusion running on an DXC flash drive?


    thank you!
     
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I tried it with Parallels and it ran ok but was a bit slow. If you have adequate memory allocated to the VM and don't punch it too hard it should be ok.
     
  3. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    Thank you!

    Your experience and insight are much appreciated.
     

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