Parallels cant see NTFS eSATA drive ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by OSMac, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Running Parallels 6 on 10.6.8 ,
    one issue when I plug in a external eSATA drive (NTFS)
    it's seen by OSX but not in Parallels Win 7 ?
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    I don't think Parallels virtualises eSata devices so you can't connect it directly to the virtual machine. If you want access to it, you'd need to set it up as a shared folder in OS X. Also, if you want read-write access to it you'll need to either reformat it (losing anything that's on it), or install something like the paragon NTFS driver for OS X
  3. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010

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