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I recently was setting up a Home Server on top of Hyper-V (Note: this is not a supported configuration, so if you wish to do the same - be it on your head) and had to decide between using physical disks directly attached to the virtual machine, or using fixed size virtual hard disks. I had 5 SATA disks that I wanted to connect to the Home Server - and in the end I decided to use fixed size virtual hard disks where each physical disk had a single fixed size virtual hard disk that took up all the space available.
There were a number of things that I considered before coming to this decision:
Hope this helps you when you are faced with similar decisions.
Read the complete post at http://wmug.co.uk/blogs/cliffs_blog/archive/2009/01/29/hyper-v-fixed-disks-vs-physical-disks.aspx