I am trying to decide whether to run Parallels from my existing Windows boot camp partition or just to Import Boot Camp to a new VM in order to delete the partition and free up space. I know there are limitations for using the boot camp partition (cannot pause, cannot snapshot, cannot compress, etc), but I am curious if there are also any notable performance differences between running a Boot Camp VM vs a Imported parallels VM. Do they utilize resources differently? Do they load differently? I saw mentioned on the Parallels site: "Use the Boot Camp partition as a bootable volume disk in Parallels Desktop to run high-performance PC-only software at full speed in a Macâ€™s native hardware environment, access all of your system settings, peripheral devices, files and folders in your Parallels Desktop virtual machine." Does this imply that running Parallels in Mac OSX from the boot camp partition performs as well as booting up Windows in boot camp directly (and hence superior to a virtual disk drive)? Aside from speed and performance, are there any other pros and cons I should consider in making my decision? Thanks in advance for any input.