Thanks for your quick response, I appreciate it! That makes sense, I guess I didn't realize Fusion could only do 3.1 gen1.
1. Is it reasonable to wait for USB 3.1 gen2 support in Fusion or is that feature not on the horizon?
2. Is it possible to force a device to fall back to an older USB spec like 3.1 gen1 or 3.0 and just use the slower speeds offered by those?
It is possible to force a USB 3.1 gen 2 device to fall back to gen 1 controller, however, this feature was unstable and worked on certain cases and failed during other times, so we do NOT recommend you work with it and we do not provide any support for this use case.
add this entry to the vmx file and things would work:
usb.mangleUsb3Speed = "TRUE"
Backup your data before you start to try with this.
A brute-force way would be to get a Gen-1 hub and put that between the device and the computer. We used to do that with USB 3 devices before Fusion supported it in legacy windows versions.
Thanks a ton for the advice.
I actually ended up installing WindowsToGo using WinToUSB on the drive from a borrowed windows laptop, and then naming it Boot Camp I was able to use it as a boot camp drive, and as a result Fusion was able to see it as a Boot Camp installation and can boot it as well. It seems that USB 3.1 gen2 support isn't needed when the machine is run as an imported boot camp install?