On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 21:26:19 +0100, Antoine Pitrou wrote: >And, yes, of course a SSD makes things massively better for any VM.
That's the whole point. The reason I'm using vbox with QCOW instead of VDI was the plan to migrate from vbox to KVM. As a side joke, it would require QCOW2 or RAW to migrate directly, however, while on my old machine SSD under SATA2 wasn't that much of an enhancement, it became a pleasure when migrating to my new SATA3 machine ;). Indeed, vbox still has got disadvantages, KVM unlikely does has got, but IMO it's no worse the hassle to prefer a less user friendly VM over vbox, unless there should be a really, really good reason to do this. Regarding performance the bottleneck were HDDs as well as SDD drives run under SATA2 instead of SATA3. Once you are using SATA3 and SSDs there is no performance issue. Just for very, very specific usage, vbox is utter crap and it's really worse to consider to migrate to a VM that requieres much more maintenance. YMMV! -- xubuntu-users mailing list email@example.com Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-users