|Pen drive directly attached to the host.|
Main concern: would the VirtualBox USB emulation be fast enough for the raw bandwidth required by the RTL stick?
I did some tests using a new USB pendrive. On the host system the benchmark suite peaked reading at 14.8 MByte/s. This is probably enough for the RTLSDR application.
|Same pendrive, benchmarked in the virtual machine.|
|Pendrive in the guest with USB2 enabled.|
Nevermind. 7 MBps could be enough for running the RTL-based SDR in a virtual machine. If not, I will take the risk of installing everything on the host and enjoy VHF/UHF scanning.