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

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

    And yes, running it off an SSD will be faster.
  2. Yes, that is absolutely possible, and it is actually a fairly common practice for those who work with virtual machines for a living.
  3. Awesome, thanks for the answers.
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