Ticket #16606 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

GUI for Sharing Physical Drives

Reported by: AlephPi Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 5.1.18
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: all Host type: all


USB transfer is quite slow (#4261), I mainly use USB transfer for harddisks. Sharing the harddisk as a raw vmdk is much faster once you set up, but also requires dropping down to the command line and running obscure commands like

"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" internalcommands createrawvmdk -rawdisk \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2 -filename "C:\ProgramData"\raw2.vmdk

If I could share the raw disks and partitions by just going "Devices > Raw Storage > ..." in the GUI, similar to how USB is now, that would be much more convenient.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

I don't think that we will ever add such an option to the GUI: It's an advanced feature not meant for regular users. Sorry.

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