Vdisk vs passthrough vs dedicated SSD for Windows 10 Gaming VM


New Member
I've installed an extra 500GB SSD to my server that will only be used as the disc for a single VM; it won't be utilised for cache, appdata, or anything else.

Is it better to set it up as a cache pool device and use it to store only one vdisk file?

I'm hoping to receive the greatest possible result.

Or should I connect the disc to the VM directly? (Can I do this if the controller is a sata controller with other array discs attached?)


Cloud Security Engineer
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I'm assuming this is Hyper-V? I'd go VHDX. Pass-through used to be better for performance but that's a moot point now with VHDX.