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Using RDX QuikStor in Hyper-V Environments

Utilizing physical disk storage in a Hyper-V virtual machine is mostly realized with iSCSI disk subsystems which are connected to the network. Via iSCSI initiators, each VM can access its own portion of storage.

If a direct connected disk should be used, like a USB attached external disk or RDX QuikStor drive, a “Pass Through” method has to be deployed. A prerequisite for this is setting the disk offline at the host side to get access to this at the VM side. As setting offline is not available for removable devices, RDX QuikStor USB 3.0 drives provide a fixed disk mode to present themselves as regular disks to Windows operating systems.

The following guide explains how to utilize a RDX QuikStor drive directly from a virtual machine to perform a Windows Backup or other storage tasks to removable RDX media.

Attach a RDX QuikStor to a Hyper-V host

Connect your RDX USB 3.0 or RDX USB+ drive to the Hyper-V host. Check availability.

Change the RDX drive to fixed disk mode

At the host side, use the RDX utility software (version 1.55 and later) to configure RDX QuikStor in fixed disk mode. The software is available on the download section of the RDX QuikStor website. In addition, the latest firmware should be downloaded and installed to the RDX drive. (V2.05 or later).

For a detailed step by step follow this document: CLICK HERE.


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