Trying to use a G-Tech USB 4 tb drive on a Mac Mini running El Capitan and Parallels 12.0.1. The VM in Parallels is also running El Capitan.
When I connect the drive to the Mac Mini, it mounts on the desktop fine. When I try to attach the drive to the virtual machine, it un-mounts from the host machine (as it should) but never appears in the virtual machine. Other drives are fine.
Parallels tech support spent a lot of time with me on this and we were never able to get the drive to show up in the VM. The host machine would require a reboot in order for the drive to show up again.
One Parallels had unmounted the drive from the host Mini, Disk Utility on the VM and the Host machine could not see the drive. Rebooting put it back on the desktop of the Host machine.
Tried two different drives (both G-Technology 4 TB USB) with the same results. Tried updating the firmware of the drive. Nothing.
Is this drive model compatible with Parallels? Assuming it isn’t.