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Should I defrag the hard drive running on a Virtual Machine?

I know that there is no point (in fact it is a bad idea) to run Defrag on an SSD. What about a virtual machine running on an SSD, should I defrag it's hard drive since it is basically accessing the ...
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VMware says virtual disk is fragmented

In Linux I'm running Windows inside VMware Player. When I shut down Windows, VMware Player says the following: How can the disk be fragmented if the host system is Linux? If I defragment the drive ...
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Defragging Host OS of VMWare

I want to ask something that has been puzzling me from last few days. I will try to explain my problem as clear as I can ... I have VMWare Workstation installed in my machine. And I use one separate ...
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Does a fixed size Virtual Machine file (vmdk, etc..) become fragemented?

Just sort of remembered something from OS class about fragmentation and was wondering if anyone knows for sure whether a VM file is liable to become fragmented if you tell it what size the hard drive ...
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What's a good free defragmenting tool for a VM? [closed]

I have a Windows XP VirtualPC machine with a virtual hard disk. It's a dynamic disk, which means it expands as needed. Right now it's about 13.8GB, mostly because I've done a bunch of stuff to it. ...