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Have installed Iomega REV Drive in Vmware VM and its coming up as read only

Posted on 2011-10-24
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Hi

I have recently Moved a Physical Server over to a ESXi VM

The Physical  Server had a Iomega REV Drive in that was required still when moved to the Virtual Environment

I added the REV drive with out a issue and it can be seen and read in the VM but can not be written

Any ideas

Thanks Adam
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Question by:cdsaus
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It's probably not supported.
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by:cdsaus
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When I do a Add SCSI Device it actually sees it as a Iomega REV

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According to this document it's not supported.

ESXi 4.1 USB Passthrough Non-Working Devices
http://blog.peacon.co.uk/wiki/ESXi_4.1_USB_Passthrough_Non-Working_Devices
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by:cdsaus
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Its not USB its an IDE Type Device

It is and is in Phy Machines seen as a IDE CD-Rom
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Not supported.
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hanccocka,

I understand it may not be fully supported but is there a way of making it work

the IDE Version in a Phy machine normally looks like like a CD Rom in which this is doing the same

I can read the REV Drive via the VM now with out a issue and i have even restored some file sform the backup file that is on the disk but i can not write to it

is it just not an option to look to make it work do you think

Thanks Adam
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Not supported and you cannot make it work.

Same as a CD Writer, it will work as a cdrom, read only.
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Thanks for all the help
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