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?