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Windows 7: Is it worth partitioning a Virtual Hard Drive.


08 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 2008 R2 64Bit with SP1
 
 
Is it worth partitioning a Virtual Hard Drive.

I have 4 physical hard drives, 2 of them are 150GB and 2 of them are 1000GB. Both are mirrored at the pre O/S level in order to provide redundancy. On the 150GB mirror I installed the host operating system (Win Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V) and the 1000GB mirror is just a Data drive. I've created my Virtual server in Hyper-V and allocated it 500GB from the 1000GB mirror. When I start up the virtual Server in order to install the o/s I will be asked whether to partition this "Virtual hard drive" ie have a C: drive for the virtual o/s and a d: drive for the virtual data. Of course they would be on the same physical disk anyway so should I bother partitioning the Virtual 500GB drive. Hope this is clear enough.

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10 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I don't think you benefit much regarding performance. But you can have everything in order if you make partitions. I'm not pro though.
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