Vmware external hard drive

I'm planning to buy a 1tb external tough drive, because my mac was getting cluttered up, and I essential a windows os. I was wondering if I can install a online machine on the outside tough drive, making use of the space on the hard drive fairly than the room on my Macbook Air 121Gig. Here are some questions:

Is it possible?

If feasible, what format execute you recommend for the exterior Hard drive? (I want it to be obtainable by both windows and also mac)

If I regulate to pull it off, will I be able to accessibility the folders in my difficult drive while running the online machine?

If these are possible, would certainly someone be type sufficient to offer me a stormy walkthrough?

Thank you in advancement. Windows 7 with VMWare Fusion 7 if that helps.

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6 years ago
Make sure you get an SSD USB3 drive. I have actually a Windows 10 VM on 256GB SSD and also it functions perfectly. Don't bother through magnetic drives anyeven more, it's 2015 after all.

I am making use of exfat as stupid Apple still doesn't properly assistance NTFS.

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Initial Poster6 years ago

Uh, I purchased a samsung portable p3 2tb

Could you give me a brief walkthrough of the process?


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6 years ago

Yep, when you develop the VM just tell it to place the digital tough disk file on the external drive

I'm pretty sure OSX supports NTFS if you desire windows and also mac compatibility, otherwise eXFAT functions also (but just on newer windows OS versions favor 7, 8 and 8.1)

Yep, the VM is just a file on the drive choose any type of various other file, you deserve to usage the drive choose normal

I'd love to but I've never provided a mac or vmware fusion, so I don't think I'll be any kind of help for a walkthrough


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Initial Poster6 years ago

sorry, I should've been clearer with my question 3. Can I accessibility it IN the Virtual Machine?


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6 years ago
I have actually a number of collection in an exterior drive. I am utilizing a usb 3.0 on a spinning disk. I wiikd reccommfinish acquiring an ssd and putting it an enclosure for much better performance


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6 years ago

Just produce a new vm and also adjust the location to the external drive. It's not difficult, worst instance is Google it you can find a video clip.

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