Is there a tool to browse a VMWare VMFS datastore hard drive on a PC?

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http://serverfault.com – I would like my VMWare ESXi 5 server to have a USB-attached HDD datastore which I'd be able to detach, attach to my laptop and browse files on it. As far as I understand, the hard drive is to be formatted in VMFS. How can I browse such on a Linux or a Windows PC? (HowTos)