I'm used to VirtualBox, which gives the option of either, a) fixed portion of hard drive (i.e. choose 40gb, and 40gb gets taken up in OS X); or b) dynamic usage (i.e. I choose 40gb max cap, and it fills this up as data is written by my VM).
I have a few problems with these options:
- for (a), I don't want to lock into 40gb unless I need to (I'm on a SSD, so space is limited).
- for (b), VirtualBox never frees up space as things get deleted on my VM. For instance, I may have 20gb taken, then delete 10gb. The image is still at 20gb. VirtualBox has ways to resize these, but it is a bit of a pain.
My question: Does parallels do something different that might address my gripes?