Windows 7 virtual machine on Mac SSD. Defrag, or not?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by WheatW, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. WheatW

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    I'm running Parallels and a Windows 7 virtual machine on a MacBook Pro with an SSD (solid-state hard drive, the kind that doesn't have spinning platters).

    Should I disable Windows 7's automatic scheduled disk defragmentation in the virtual machine, since I've read that defragmentation is counterproductive on SSDs, being something designed only for spinning hard drives? I know I'm running Windows 7 in a virtual machine on a computer with an SSD, but I worry that my Windows 7 installation through Parallels does not sense that and does not configure itself accordingly.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
  2. YanaYana

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    Virtual machine is running on the virtual hard drive. (Unless it is Boot Camp) - defray should work fine and should not affect the SSD drive anyhow.
     
  3. DarinT

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    Virtual Defrag?

    Why do I need to defrag a virtual hard-drive in Parrells Windows 7 pro on my iMac Lion. Would defraging occur on the actual hard drive hosting it on the Mac?
    Should one do a disk clean up and defrag at all in Windows if its Virtual on the Mac ??? this is so unclear to me.
     
  4. YanaYana

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    You can do defrag on Vitrtual Disk and it would not affect the Mac Hard Drive at all.
     
  5. ruirego

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    ok, it will not after my Mac Drive, but does it improve my virtual Windows?

    RuiR
     
  6. YanaYana

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    you are supposed to do it only on virtual machine and it improves your virtual machine performance
     

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