Ticket #11421 (closed enhancement: wontfix)
Ability to preallocate a certain amount of disk space on a dynamically allocated virtual hard drive
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When creating virtual hard drives, it would be nice if a certain amount of disk space can be specified to be preallocated or initialized so that initial disk utilization would be a bit faster.
I noticed on dynamically allocated virtual hard drives, installing any OS takes longer than if I were using fixed size virtual hard drive.
This may no longer be true when using SSDs, but it would be a few more years before SSDs are as affordable and high capacity as today's HDDs.
So if I know that an OS install would take up 3.5G, I would create a 20GB dynamically allocated hard drive but set about 5GB of pre initialized space.