Hypervisor performance on regular desktop

Choosing hypervisor for regular desktop/laptop running Windows seems to be easy – Hyper-V was and still the best.

But for some activities (such as running Vagrant) VirtualBox might be more suitable.

If you have to deal with server infrastructure running VMware it’s reasonable to use VMware Desktop because you can easily transfer VMs.

From CPU & RAM perspective all hypervisors are more or less the same, and I don’t care about GPU because I have a deal with servers.

Talking about networking VMware is good enough, but Hyper-V with “gate VM” is much more powerful and flexible.

But what’s really matters is HDD performance. I’ve tested it with simple tool called CrystalDiskMark , and here’re results:

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PS On my MacBook Pro 15″, MacBook 12″ and iMac 27″ Parallels are much faster than VMware Fusion, and networking is definitely better – it’s really matters when you’re working with servers.

I hope this info will be useful for you, and if you need any help feel free to use contact from on the main page.