Do not work with data while it is on a USB flash drive
- If you have data on a flash drive, do not work with the data directly while it is on the flash drive. Reading and writing data from a flash drive is much slower than reading and writing from storage in the virtual environment.
- Copy the data to your home drive, and work with it there. When finished, copy the data back
to the flash drive, if desired.
Do not try to stream locally connected web cameras
- Although it is possible to connect USB devices to your local machine and access the devices from the virtual machine, streamed webcam traffic does not work with a virtual connection. The data stream consumes too much bandwidth. If you attempt to record USB webcam video the resulting file will be a zero length file. VMware is aware of this limitation but they do not support webcam traffic at this time.