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Import physical disk into Vmware Fusion

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One of my clients had a computer that the motherboard went bad but the drive is fine.  Is it possible to import the physical drive (connect to a usb to sata adapter) and import it into Vmware Fusion directly as a physical machine or would I absolutely need to use vmware converter on a Windows machine to do the conversion
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You can use VMware tools, but you would need VMWare Workstation to create a fusion file to achieve this, so yes it is possible.
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I've used Vmware Convertor, but I do not see an option to clone, lets say a external boot drive to a vmware machine.  It appears to only do so from a physical running machine as opposed to a drive  connected external.

Unless I'm missing something
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 395 total points
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thats how you clone, convert the existing computer, which can be a physical or virtual computer, to a new virtual computer directly, or to VMware flat files.

select the volume to copy and select the D drive, which is your external disk.
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