External FW Drive in Parallels?

FF_productions

macrumors 68030
Original poster
Apr 16, 2005
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I'm sure this question has been asked before but I can't find it anywhere.

I installed Parallels on my OSX drive in my documents drive. I have an external firewire drive connected to my Mac Pro. Problem is Windows/Parallels doesn't see any hard drives.

How do I get Parallels to see the hard drive? This is crucial!

Thanks
 

DoFoT9

macrumors P6
Jun 11, 2007
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uummm if you create a 2nd harddrive and save it onto ur fw drive then it will effectiviely be seen on the fw drive.... or do u want 2 see the whole drive??

if thats the case then im not sure how to do this.
 

jdechko

macrumors 601
Jul 1, 2004
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Question?

I know that parallels supports file/folder sharing between OS X and parallels. So could you not set it up so that the root (meaning the top level in the file hierarchy, not root as in the user) of the drive is shared between the two?

Of course, if all things are equal (perceived transfer speeds-"fast enough"- does USB require a power brick that isn't required using FW, etc) transitioning from FW to USB, then I guess that works too.