What is the best way to setup/optimize shared folders in VMWare for the fasted possible I/O?
I'm not, the, only, one who has noticed shared folders are painfully slow. I'm using shared folders for web site testing (Drupal, WordPress) and/or compiling code (VS, gcc) across different VM environments, so I'd rather not have 5+ rsync'd NFS with the same data.
If SF are always going to be slow, what is the best/most performant way to share folders between host and guest for a web/compiling situation?
(Win 8 host, VM workstations of various guests (OSX, Unbuntu, etc.))