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Alienware 13 R2 poor VMware performance (32GB RAM and SSD upgrade possible?)

Hi All,

Have a new Alienware 12 R2 with 16GB and the Hybrid drive.  When I have 3 VM's running, 4G 4G and 2G (mix of Win and Lin) performance is really bad.

I'd like to upgrade the machine to a real SSD and 32GB of RAM.  Is that possible - I see DDR3L 16GB modules at 1.35V which match the specs - will it work?  

Anything I can do to optimize VMware?  At the moment - it seems like an SSD upgrade would make the most difference but I'd be interested in knowing what others have tried.

Cheers, A

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RE: Alienware 13 R2 poor VMware performance (32GB RAM and SSD upgrade possible?)

Hi,

You can check the Alienware 13 R2 system specifications article so you can review what has been certified on the unit when it comes to RAM and SSDs.

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