Performance: Using SSD’s for VM Drives in Home Hyper-V Server on GA-Z77X-UD5H

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4 Responses

  1. pcdoc says:

    I now have performance envy. Very nice. Will have to give this a try in the future.

  2. John Stutsman says:

    Thanks Mike! It has actually made more of a difference than I had expected.

  3. Jack Brennan says:

    I just picked up a single Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD for this same purpose. Use on Server 2012 with Hyper-V as a test lab. After seeing your results I'm even more eager for the mail man to arrive :).

    Obviously a snappy VM is nice, but when I'm working on 4 or 5 machines at the same time my old RAID array with HDD just grinds to a halt.

    I'll still use my old RAID for servers which just sit and serve data, but this SSD will really save me time with experiments.

    Thank for the performance pictures, the RAID 0 performance is fantastic!

  4. John Stutsman says:

    Thanks Jack. When you get a chance join us in the forums at and tell us about your test setup — and post some performance pics of that new 840 Pro :)
    Best Regards!