I want to show my external USB hard disk as a SATA hard disk in a virtual machine but neither VirtualBox nor VMware give me that option. They only allow .vhd, .hhd, parallels hard disk, etc.
Actually I want that because I want to install Windows on an external hard disk and create my workspace in the hard disk, but Windows does not allow me to do so. I know there is a Windows To Go feature in Windows 8 but I want to use Windows 7.
Is there a way of emulating an external hard disk as a SATA internal drive in a virtual machine? Or is there any other way of installing Windows on an external hard disk. I found a few tutorials out there but none of them seem comprehensive.