My vm size is growing, eating up all my mac storage(256GB). Now I'm planning to get a external SSD specially for my VM, so my MAC will have a relief... Currently I use the 'pause' function quite a lot so that I can quickly start using and stop using my windows. Why don't just leave it? My windows is running a few CPU intensive long running service, I don't want to slow down my mac while i'm not on windows. So now the question comes... What if I pause the vm unplug the external SSD, close the lip and move to another location and when I want to work on win, I plug in external SSD again and resume the VM, will this work? or it will cause the VM to crash? Thanks for any advices.