Improving virtual Linux hdd performance running on Windows host

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http://serverfault.com – I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with: 1 x 80GB SCSI, partitioned: 100MB reserved 79GB NTFS windows 2 x 1TB SCSI HDD running in a hardware RAID 0 striped configuration, partitioned: 7GB RAW (left for guest swap) 877GB RAW (left for guest root) 976GB NTFS (used for other VM) I'm trying to use the 2 RAW partitions for the Linux VM as I've seen that the default emulated virtual HDD seem to hurt I/O performance. I've configured the HDD in Vmware 8 for the VM but the ubuntu 12.10 server install shows the HDD as having the real full size (2TB), not the partition(877GB). I've read on the in (HowTos)