I am looking at the resource monitor tool of Windows 8.
After closing a VMWare-VM, the "modified memory" jumps from 16 MB to 2GB. It slowly goes back down to 16 MB.
While going back down, the disk usage is at 100%. The VMWare-Process is already down when that happens. The process with disk usage is "System".
I have 16GB RAM and no page file.
It is really annoying behaviour, does anyone know how to fix this / make it less annoying?
EDIT: To clarify the annoyance: When I close the VM, I have to open the Recource Monitor, look and wait until the "modified memory" is down, so that I know how long I have to wait until I can continue to use my computer again. Brian pointed out, the VM has to write the memory to disk (makes sense, I am suspending the VM). But why is the VM-Process down so quickly? And why is the System-Process the one writing it to disk (if that is actually the cause and root of the problem)?