Add a physical disk to VMware Fusion

1. Get Disk-ID from Disk Utility.app (“disk1” in my case)
2. Open Terminal
3.Change current directory to:

/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/

4. Run vmware-rawdiskCreator with the right disk. This will create a new external-hdd.vmdk file in your home folder:

./vmware-rawdiskCreator create /dev/disk1 fullDevice ~/external-hdd ide

5. Open Vm Config file (*.vmx) with TextEdit and add following lines:

ide1:1.present = "TRUE"
ide1:1.fileName = "external-hdd.vmdk"

6. save and quit