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Adding Drives to a Virtual Machine
VMware Workstation virtual machines can use up to four IDE devices and up to seven SCSI devices. Any of these devices can be a virtual hard disk or DVD or CD-ROM drive. A virtual machine can read data from a DVD disc. VMware Workstation does not support playing DVD movies in a virtual machine.
Many other SCSI devices can be connected to a virtual machine using the host operating system's generic SCSI driver. For details on connecting these devices, see Connecting to a Generic SCSI Device.
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