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Can you run a Virtual Machine off a separate HDD or SDD than your OS?

Last response: in Windows 7
June 20, 2013 11:04:06 PM

It seems like you should be able to, but I'm curious if anybody has ever done this before?

I am thinking if some day I get a cheap 60GB SSD, and add it to my comp, I could basically use the whole thing to store a .vhd file (virtual machine hard drive image). If the VM is ran from an SSD, it should be a bit faster than if it is just a partition on the HDD, right?

Please let me know, I'm still learning.


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June 20, 2013 11:09:21 PM

Absolutely. I play around with multiple VMs on multiple disks all the time.

And yes, running it off an SSD will be faster.
June 20, 2013 11:10:39 PM

Yes, that is absolutely possible, and it is actually a fairly common practice for those who work with virtual machines for a living.
June 21, 2013 1:18:31 PM

Awesome, thanks for the answers.