New VMWARE Workstation 10 now supports SATA


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I confirm, performance on both the boot disk and data volume is MUCH better :wink:

The boot sequence now displays: 'Enable Synology SATA Fast Booting'!

 

Simply replace the IDE controller (remove virtuals disks from inventory) with SATA.

All data is kept intact, no problem.

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ESXi 5.5 also provides a new VM compatibility level (virtual hardware v10), that includes support for a virtual-SATA Advance Host Controller Interface (AHCI).

Theoretically, performance should be the same... but as always, it all depends on the RAID array type; type and number of disks behind the controller; connectivity (iSCSI/FC/NFS); etc.

If you're after performance, you can use vSphere Flash Read Cache or Pernix FVP!

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I'm running a VM using the OVF file I found in this forum. I can set the boot disk as SATA but when I try to add my 2TB physical disk as SATA (use entire disk), I get an internal error when clicking OK.

When I add this disk as IDE it works fine.

 

I think it's better to add this disk as SATA for better performance or am I wrong?

 

Someone knows how I can add this disk as SATA?

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  • 5 months later...
I'm running a VM using the OVF file I found in this forum. I can set the boot disk as SATA but when I try to add my 2TB physical disk as SATA (use entire disk), I get an internal error when clicking OK.

When I add this disk as IDE it works fine.

 

I think it's better to add this disk as SATA for better performance or am I wrong?

 

Someone knows how I can add this disk as SATA?

 

I have also the "Internal error" when I try to add a physical disk in Sata :s

I work with VMWare Workstation v10.0.1 Build.1379776

 

[Edit :] Solution for the internal error here in french : viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2134#p11454

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