I am running Ubuntu and installed a virtualized Windows XP using Oracle's VirtualBox. I have a good 64GB partition to store the VirtualBox's .vdi hard disk image files. But I would like to know what is faster - to format that partition as NTFS (Windows native) or Ext3 (Linux native).
The question is, does the virtualized Windows write directly to HD or the host does that for him? I suppose formatting it as Ext3 is faster if Linux does the writing.
Or perhaps a third option?