[dba-VB] [SPAM] Create and Use a Virtual Hard Disk on Windows 7 and Windows 8

Stuart McLachlan stuart at lexacorp.com.pg
Sun Dec 2 21:36:06 CST 2012

I did some testing a while ago with Access  and VirtualBox.

There was no appreciable difference when writing  and reading large test datasets between 
Access running directly in Win 7 and  running in a VirtualBox installation with a virtual HD.

Certainly nothing a user would notice.

Except in one instance where I created a new virtual machine and told it to create a 
"dyanically allocated" disk rather "fixed size" - that really slowed down the initial writes :-)


On 2 Dec 2012 at 20:28, jwcolby wrote:

> Is the average Windows 7 desktop user going to notice the overhead of reading and writing to a 
> virtual disk?
> John W. Colby
> Colby Consulting

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