We are running a test to see how long Hyper-V in Windows 8 (should be similar in Server 2012) takes to create a 40GB fixed VHDX.
We started the process at 12:05:
The system setup where this test is being run:
- Intel Desktop Board DH67
- Intel Core i7-2600K
- 32GB Kingston RAM
- 300GB Intel 320 Series SSD
- Single partition for the OS.
The process took about 5 minutes to complete:
The next step will be to try the experiment on a spindle based setup. The best way this is going to happen for us will be to use a USB 3 SuperSpeed dock and run the test as USB 3 will assure us we are getting the maximum throughput the 7200 RPM spindle can offer us.
Unfortunately, the Renesas USB 3 chipset on the DH67 board is not very stable in Windows 8.
So, we will run this test on a newly set up Windows 8 machine that will be based on the Intel Desktop Board DX79SR as soon as we have it available.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
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