File copying in VM slow

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by Danny_Scheelings, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Danny_Scheelings

    Danny_Scheelings Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    I have the latest 21" iMac with i7 CPU; Fusion drive; Yosemite 10.10.1; latest Parallels Desktop installed.
    My VM has Windows 8.1 installed; my C drive is in Parallels configured as fixed disk (Expanding disk off).

    I have a 5GB file in my root directory. When I copy & paste the file, the performance is very slow. It reaches a max of 70MB/s but drops down regularly to <1MB/s. Check the attached graph!
    In my opinion the VM does not perform well, at all. For instance, when I start Google Chrome I first get a black screen for a 1 or 2 seconds, before the actual UI is shown.

    Does anybody have the same experience?

    Regards,
    Danny
     

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