The size of a virtual disk is limited to 8TBs. However, your hardware version, bus type, and controller type also impact the size of your virtual disks.

Workstation Hardware Version

Bus Type

Controller Type

Maximum Disk Size

10

IDE

ATAPI

8192GB (8TB)

10

SCSI

BusLogic

2040GB (2TB)

10

SCSI

LSI Logic

8192GB (8TB)

10

SCSI

LSI Logic SAS

8192GB (8TB)

10

SATA

AHCI

8192GB (8TB)

9, 8, 7, 6.5

All

All

2040GB (2TB)

6.0, 5

All

All

950 GB

To discover your controller type, open the virtual machine .vmx file. The value of the setting scsi0.virtualDev determines your controller type.

Value

Controller Type

Blank or not present

BusLogic

lsilogic

LSI Logic

lsisas1068

LSI Logic SAS