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Quick Fixed VHD Creation Tool

This tool allows you to create fixed size virtual hard disks very rapidly. You should be aware that the technique used means that it is possible to access data that was previously deleted off of the physical hard disk by running data recovery tools inside the virtual machine. As such you should only use this tool when you can trust all users of the virtual machine.

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Why does it take so long to create a fixed size virtual hard disk?

If you have ever created a fixed-size virtual hard disk that was larger than, oh - 2GB, you probably noticed that it takes quite a while to create. The reason why this takes so long is that when we create a new fixed-size virtual hard disk we take the time to explicitly zero-out all of the disk space that is being assigned to the new file.

Now - we could do this practically instantaneously by ...


 

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