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Is it possible to install vmWare workstation on SSD by taking HDD space but keep SSD performance ??

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Hi guys , im using crucial m4 128gb , and now i need to install vmware on my pc to do my work . But they will take a large amount of ssd space storage . Im affraid of that , so are there anyway to install vmWare workstation on SSD by taking HDD space but keep SSD performance ? If yes , how ?
By the way , if it work , s Does it harm or decrease my ssd life ?

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what?

If you install the app on the ssd it takes up space on the ssd, you can have the virtual machine located on the ssd but the speed gain would be negligable, when you mean performance how do you mean?>
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what?

If you install the app on the ssd it takes up space on the ssd, you can have the virtual machine located on the ssd but the speed gain would be negligable, when you mean performance how do you mean?>

I mean that , if i install vmware , i will share up to 100gb for my vmware , but my ssd only 120gb . My hdd 2tb , so can i install the app on ssd. But using hdd to share the storage for vmware ?

Performance mean that the SSD loading speed for vmware .absolutely ssd will load apps faster than hdd , thats what i mean

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I think I know what you mean. You want to run the VM off of the ssd but have the storage for the VM on the hdd? If so then yes you can do that. You'll just need to set up the VM and then give the VM access to a folder on the hdd to store data. That shouldn't be a problem at all. I do not however know the steps off the top of my head to do that with VMWare.
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I think its: VM > Settings > Options > Working Directory.

You have a setting to save your VM when you're creating a new VM
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