I'm trying to use QEmu for Windows to convert a virtual disk image to a physical SSD. But I'm not sure about the syntax for the
output_filename parameter. Here's what I tried:
qemu-img convert -p "D:\Virtual Machines\LinuxMint\LinuxMint-System.vdi" -O raw \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE5
But I get this error:
qemu-img: Could not open '-O': Could not open '-O': Invalid argument
Note that I do not have any partitions on the output drive - it's a bare drive.
Also, I only want to do this if I'll see a decent performance gain - so if it doesn't make a difference, then I won't bother.