Monday, 7 January 2013

Hyper-V: Creating a Fixed VHDX on SSD: 40GB Time

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.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Windows Live Writer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah It takes the same time on a San or local storage. Its due to the Zero'ing of the disk!