I am currently dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu using WUBI. I have understood that disk performance under Ubuntu is ‘slightly slower’ when using WUBI compared to a ‘real’ dual-boot, but exactly how big is the performance loss?
Is it worth doing a real install and spend some time to figure out how to set up a dual-boot that allows me to have a separate data partition?
My hard disk has a read speed of ~83 MB/s according to my Ubuntu LiveCD. The rest of my system is relatively fast.