Parallels Desktop 8 provides USB 3.0 support for Virtual Machines since Parallels Desktop 8.0.18305.
To take advantage of USB 3.0 in your Virtual Machine, please enable the feature in the Virtual Machine configuration: Virtual Machine menu > Configure... > Hardware > USB
- Install USB 3.0 drivers if necessary:
Windows 8, Mac OS 10.7.4 and higher or a Linux Virtual Machine with kernel 2.6.32 and higher do not need a USB 3.0 driver to be installed. All drivers being installed automatically, no additional action is required.
Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 virtual machine: Click the link in this Parallels Desktop message to download and install USB 3.0 drivers:
Or you may download USB 3.0 drivers manually from Renesas Electronics:
- Install the drivers
NOTE: Other Virtual machine not listed in this article may not support USB 3.0
NOTE: Make sure you have a USB 3.0 controller installed on your Mac computer, otherwise USB 3.0 will not work in a Virtual Machine even with installed drivers.