is one significantly faster?: 1) vmdk files on SSD vs.2) mapping the actual SSD to the vm

I'm retiring an old laptop with an SSD and have virtualized it.  It will live on as a VM/vmdk files on an SSD in another system.

It occurred to me that the VM might run faster if I mapped the VM's hard drive to it's original SSD, installed in the new system, instead of having the VM use vmdk files.

So... a VM using vmdk files on an SSD vs. a VM using it's own original SSD as it's own mapped drive, instead of vmdk files.

Is there a significant speed difference here, enough to warrant installing the old laptop SSD into the new machine?  

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Not really.
You're just making it more difficult on yourself for basically near zero advantages.


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