I'm going to build a computer on which I'm going to run 2-3 VirtualBox guests. The main system will be Fedora. On my current desktop (8GB RAM, one 7200rpm drive), disk I/O seems to be the bottleneck.
On my new system, which is going to be my best option to increase the performance of VirtualBox with 2-3 guests?
- Running 7200rpm drives in RAID-0 or RAID-5
- Using one fast 10K drive.
- Going from 8GB to 16GB of RAM
All my code will be in SVN, so I'm not worried about the increased disk failure with RAID-0. I simply want a tuned VirtualBox host.
Finally, what if I could pick two of the three? I might just splurge.