I was asked whether it was possible to read from or write to a USB stick from an ESX Service Console. The simple answer is yes although there are some “buts” to be considered. There are some limitations to the size of FAT32 partition that Windows will recognise. NTFS partitions will be treated as read-only, the COS cannot write to them. Also, some NTFS partitions will not be recognised so it's best to avoid NTFS altogether. So, having plugged in the USB drive, don't expect it to be automatically mounted as you would in Windows. It's a manual…

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