How to determine the Hard Drive File Type Required

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How to determine the Hard Drive File Type Required

Postby tlcmd » 28. Jan 2013, 02:18

Assistance in choosing the hard drive file type would be appreciated.

During the installation of an operating system into a VirtualBox, the options of Hard Drive File Type are listed with VDI as the default. Is there a tutorial or source of information to determine if another type is needed? Especially one for us noobies??

For example, I'm installing a jukebox program into the operating system of my VirtualBox which will require my adding some 10+k music files into that same virtual box. Which hard drive file type would be the most appropriate to select?

I couldn't find the answer in "search forums" or the tutorial.

Thank you for your reply.
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Re: How to determine the Hard Drive File Type Required

Postby mpack » 28. Jan 2013, 10:55

Just choose VDI, VBox's native format. I don't know why VirtualBox even offers the others.

In general, if you are offered a default then best stick with it unless you know why you should do otherwise.
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Re: How to determine the Hard Drive File Type Required

Postby tlcmd » 28. Jan 2013, 15:37

Thanks, will do.
Appreciate the prompt response.
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