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I'm using Xubuntu as the host OS and I've installed VirtualBox from the repositories. So I created a Windows XP 64 bit VM in VirtualBox, but I can't make it see the SSD device, which can be seen from Xubuntu. I've tried installing the VirtualBox additions, but still can't make it work.

Any help?

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Pull up the Help and look under Advanced storage configuration, specifically "Access to entire physical hard disk". (By "hard disk" it really means block device.) Alternatively, punch createrawvmdk into your favorite search engine. – David Schwartz Jun 19 '14 at 10:38

You can create a shared folder to your SSD, I recommend the following steps in your VM settings:


(note: Altough it's possible to access your SSD directly, it's kinda risky).

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Yes, but I want the guest OS (Windows XP 64-bit) to recognize it as an SSD device. – ivanfoofoo Oct 29 '12 at 20:01

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