can a virtual machine be used on a SSD drive?

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  1. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    I'm only saying that HDD's have already proved their reliability. I think SSD's still need some years before people will have no fear anymore. I also hate HDD's, don't get me wrong. To answer your question, with virtual machines there's quite a lot of disk activity.

    OK cool, so you need to install VirtualBox or VMware on the C drive, but virtual machines can be loaded from another disk. This would solve the problem.
     
  2. Bill_Bright

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    I thought this thread already ended. It should have been left to fad away

    No and no. For one, that's just your opinion and not based on fact. And yes - HDs have proven their reliability - they aren't very reliable. In terms of all the components in your computer they are one of the least reliable.

    And "years" for SSDs? You need to do your homework. SSDs have roots going back to the 1950s. It is their costs that have held them back, not reliability.

    The fact is, just like hard drives, there are brands and models of SSDs that have better failure rates than others, even within the same brand. Beyond that, there is nothing to suggest hard drives are more reliable than SSDs.

    There are many many advantages to SSDs, however. Their vastly superior I/O rates of SSDs (even over the fastest 15,000 RPM HDs in RAIDs), smaller sizes, and significantly lower power and cooling requirements means a handful of SSDs can replace racks of servers full of disk drives. So even this costs start to favor the SSD.
     
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    But do not give VMs direct access to raw disks or partitions. That's a huge security hole, and makes guest-to-host pwnage much easier.
     
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    You might want to read through threads before posting old news. That fact was mentioned weeks ago in post #11. And FTR, Samsung has been offering 10 year warranties on some of their SSDs for several years. It is not something new or that they just started offering. I do believe, however, that Sandisk's 10 year SSD warranty is something new. I wish more makers would show such confidence in their products.
     
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    Please forgive my ignorance. Thought that some info is so important that it should be stated a second time.
    Acadia
     
  8. Bill_Bright

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    NP. And FTR, I also think it is important to note some makers have that much confidence in their SSDs, they offer 10 year warranties.
     
  9. Rasheed187

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    What I'm saying is that it's a psychological thing and it's also based on our own experience. In over 20 years of HDD usage I have never encountered any failure, both with internal and external drives. I've been using a SSD for 4 years without any problem but I did try to avoid disk writes where possible. But anyway, let's hope that in the coming years prices will drop and that PC makers will offer 1TB SSD's as the only drive.

    Is this some kind of setting?
     
  10. Bill_Bright

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    LOL Gee, and here I thought for the last 47 years since I have been a certified electronics technician that electronics and electro-mechanical devices had to comply to the Laws of Physics - including how electrons flow through conductors and how friction affects moving parts over time - and not in the mental or emotional state of the mind of the owner. :rolleyes:

    Well, I will not hold your youth and lack of experience against you! ;)
     
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