hdmac:6 months hardware might be newer hardware, but might be slower hardware if the drivers (hd, network) are not mature. You are comparing two different OSes on different hardware. ... [by Mucles]
on 02/25/2012 – Made popular on 02/25/2012
We support an enterprise application running on Windows Server 2008 R2. One of our customers has chosen to install to VMWare, and what I'm finding is that the VM's are relatively slow compared to hardware. Our product development team has advised that many VMs appear to run particularly slow on I/O benchmarks, which impact performance in production.
I have a newly imported Hyper-V VM using Disk2VHD and I've noticed things have been a little slower. Could this be a networking issue on the server or inside the VM? I looked under the configure settings and the network device still has some drivers configured to it.