How to: slow down HDD

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How to: slow down HDD

Postby mefik666 » 12. Feb 2019, 16:06

Hello,
I want to know if there is way to slow down disk? I need to test slow HDD on VM for application that I'm developing.

Is it possible?

Thanks
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Re: How to: slow down HDD

Postby mpack » 12. Feb 2019, 16:16

No, there is no way to slow down the HDD using VirtualBox features. Virtual disk images are files hosted by a host drive, so performance is dictated by the host.
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Re: How to: slow down HDD

Postby mefik666 » 12. Feb 2019, 16:25

Bummer.

Thank you for fast answer :)
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Re: How to: slow down HDD

Postby socratis » 12. Feb 2019, 19:04

If by "slowdown" you mean restrict the bandwidth that a virtual HD can have, yes, you can. Take a look at ch. 5.8. Limiting Bandwidth for Disk Images.
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