sega external hard drive

I purchased sega external hard drive (1.5 GB) from CostoCo and try to connect to my MacBook Air. But my window VM is not working.
My VM Window is window 7 64 bit.

The Sega external hard drive is supposed to work for both OS.

Any ideas?
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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
I think you mean Seagate and 1.5 Tb drive.  Please confirm.

If you formatted it for use in both Windows and Mac then you need to format it as FAT32.  Did you format it as FAT32 or NTFS?
ALso is Windows in Bootcamp or Parallels?
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
If you are using BootCamp then go in Windows to Windows Disk Management (right click on My Computer - manage - disk management) and see if you have this drive there.
For your VM to see the external disk, you must first use the VM management tool to disconnect it from the host OS and connect it to the VM.

In Oracle's VirtualBox for example, when the VM is shown as a Window, I click on the "Devices" option of the Window, then select "USB Devices", and then I get a list of all USB devices connected to the PC. I then select the one I want to use within the VM and enable it. After that it gets disabled for the host OS and enabled for the guest.

I'm sure your VM software has a similar option.

Besides that it of course is necessary to have the VM software's tools enable within the VM, In my case with VBox, that is done through the same "Devices" option, then select "insert guest additions CD image...", after that you have to install them within the VM. Your VM software again probably has something similar.

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