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  • 1.  Cannot connect external ssd

    Posted Jun 17, 2020 04:12 PM

    I'm running Win 10 on my VMWare Fusion (11.5.5) and I cannot manage to connect my external usb-c 3.1 SSD to my Windows VM. I did assign Full Disk Access to VMWare Fusion in my Mac's settings. Whenever I connect my ssd and choose Connect to Windows, my Win VM does a sound just as if the device was connected and then after a few seconds the disconnect sound follows. Then this repeats...forever. I am never able to access my disk within the VM - not even in the Disk Management.

    I'm running MacOS Catalina 10.15.1.

    Anyone can help please? Thanks!



  • 2.  RE: Cannot connect external ssd

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jun 17, 2020 04:40 PM

    Did you set the USB compatibility to 3.1 in the VM Settings?



  • 3.  RE: Cannot connect external ssd

    Posted Jun 17, 2020 05:12 PM

    Yes...and VMWare even sees the disk in settings. But it newer shows up in the VM Win10.



  • 4.  RE: Cannot connect external ssd

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jun 17, 2020 08:25 PM

    hm, weird... Are you connected to hub, or directly to a part on the Mac?

    Also, what's the model number of the device?



  • 5.  RE: Cannot connect external ssd

    Posted Jun 17, 2020 09:47 PM

    Directly to my Mac.

    It's this SSD in an external case.



  • 6.  RE: Cannot connect external ssd

    Posted Jun 18, 2020 06:57 AM

    Now I also tried connecting my usb 3 card reader to my mac and assign it to be connected to the VM Windows. It did not show up in the Windows Disk manager either although I was able to see it in the USB & Bluetooth settings:

    As I said, I do have the full disk access assigned for VMWare Fusion: