VMware Player, 5.0.2 build-1031769 - Executing Teradata 14 statements very slow

Teradata Express Software
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VMware Player, 5.0.2 build-1031769 - Executing Teradata 14 statements very slow

Through the terminal/bteq, the database is runningn and the response is quick,as expected. However, the response time within Teradata Express is unacceptably slow. Even initiating the cionnection to the database takes a few minutes. The laptop has plenty of power/space, the database resides in an external hard drive.

Anyone have that experience? Any ideas?