I have a fast new Windows desktop computer running Windows 8.1 with 32GB of RAM.
When I run a VM on this computer, the VM is extremely slow for about the first half hour or so of use. And if I look at the drive activity during this time, I see it remains close to 100%.
So I moved my VM to a SSD but I see the same result. I just now brought up a Windows 7 VM. All I did was open the desktop and did nothing else. But I still see the disk activity on my SSD is almost solid at 100%.
For the VM, I've allocated both 8GB and 16GB RAM, 60GB disk, and 4 of my 8 cores.
I have a similar configuration on a Windows laptop and don't seem to have this problem.
Can anyone suggestion where I should look to resolve this?