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SSD MacOS VM for windows 10

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Hi Guys,

1st post here so appreciate any help you can give. Recently bought an xps 9560, undervolted and about to upgrade ram to 32gb and repaste while I’m there. 

 

I only have 256gb of nvme ssd under the hood. So what I plan on doing is having 2 seperate external ssd for games and macOS. 

 

Does anyone have a link or could explain the steps involved in setting up a VM via an external ssd which can be mounted and dismounted when needed?

 

For example, Would I just install VMware onto the ssd along with the setup files for OSX or does VMware install

onto windows and then directed to the drive that macOS is installed on? 

 

I also presume i need to set a static drive letter for the ssd like the games drive. 

 

One last question, would there be any significant performance boost for the VM using a thunderbolt ssd over a usb3.0 ssd? 

 

Thanks ladies and gents :)

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Running a MacOS on a system not designed for or separate from a Apple device (i.e. a VM) is against Apples EULA and this forum cannot provide said assistance.


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