Would it be a smart idea to install a Virtual Machine on a Samba drive?
My desktop has a 240GB SSD.
I work on both of them (inside Virtual Machines), and generally use my Samba drive as a synchronization point for the two.
Question: Would it be feasible to move my 100GB Virtual Machine to my samba drive? so both machines can access the same VM? (I get to save 200GB of SSD space as well)
Currently, (using my Router's NAS) :
My Desktop gets 60 MB/s Read and 40 MB/s
My Laptop (wireless) gets 15MB/s Read and 13MB/s Write
The slow read/write speeds on my laptop might cause me some grief with Xilinx, but I was wondering if I could get away with programs like Matlab, µVision from Keil, and Visual Studios
The virtual machine is Windows 7 32bit with 4GB of RAM.