Run VMs from USB HardDrive

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by seag33k, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. seag33k

    seag33k

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    What sort of performance can someone expect from running VMs from a USB HD? Any recommendations on type? speed? I have a Macbook with an SSD so I don't have too much space.

    Thanks!
    Seag33k
     
  2. RonSchn

    RonSchn

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    Don't expect too much from USB2, the speed is just too limited. A VM from Thunderbolt or USB3 runs amazingly fast though.
     
  3. JohnNash

    JohnNash Bit Poster

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    I've done both. USB 2 isn't THAT bad as long as you know what to expect. it's good for a test machine at the very least. Thunderbolt performance is great however.
     

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