Brad310
Contributor
Contributor

Workstation 15 Installation Win 10

Should Workstation 15 be installed directly onto the host machine c: or on a separate Solid state? What is the best route for performance. We are running a Point Of Sale on this.

We use to run Win7 machines and had VM on a separate drive.

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scott28tt
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It’s the VM location which matters, not the place you install the Workstation binaries.


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Brad310
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Should I be running VM off of a separate HD and not off of the host?

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Mits2020
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Hot Shot

The performance of the VM guest does not depend on its location, but on the type of disk used. So if the guest is on a solid state drive, instead of a "spinning rust" disk, the performance will be optimal. However, to preserve the health of the OS drive (which I understood is an SSD), it's better to minimize the amount of data written to it - so yes, I'd prefer having the guests on a different SSD.

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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

Depending on your requirements, an internal HDD, or SSD should work well.

André

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