Ticket #2230 (new enhancement)
Feature Request: Virtual USB Hard Disk Support
|Reported by:||ppgrainbow||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 2.0.2||Keywords:||usb virtual hard drive vdi qemu|
Please add support for virtual USB hard disk drive images.
Imagine this. If your guest operating system is Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista and if you have enabled USB support, in the Settings section, there would be a option to either mount a virtual hard disk image and use it as a emulated USB port or use one of the existing physical USB devices and go from there.
This feature would be perfect if you're planning on running multiple guest operating systems and that you want to share some files between one and the other, but don't want to set up a network drive to share folders with or shutdown the guest operating system upon transfering files.
USB virtual hard disk drives would also be used as a backup disk too. :D
You see, QEMU is the only PC emulator to use virtual hard disk drives as a emulated USB device.
For more information about this feature, please see this thread: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=9537