Comment on PowerShadow being harmfull to disk

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Kees1958, May 20, 2007.

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  1. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    Hi all,

    In theory the surface of a harddisk wears out faster when used intensively. PowerShadow needs to buffer (virtualize) the changes of your OS-partition. This will imply that this buffer is used intensily. The impact of PowerShadows disk usage would be the same as teh 50 to 250 MB of disk space people use for their browser to store temporary internet files.

    The same applies to Windows virtual RAM. Most users have a fixed length to keep this cache from fragmenting, so this would even have a worse impact on your harddisk than your internet temporary storage or PowerShadows disk buffer.

    Since I never heard any complaints of XP on this topic, I think the accusements against the PowerShadow buffer fall on the category of internet tales.

    Regards K
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