W7 Disk Management won't initialize Seagate 12TB NAS drive

May 19, 2012 at 15:58:16
Specs: Windows 7
I have a 12TB BlackArmor NAS on which I've run iSCSI Setup Wizard. I then went to iSCSI Initiator on a computer and targeted the NAS properly. When I open Computer Manager/Disk Management the NAS is listed as Disk 2 but has underneath the listing "Unknown" and "Not Initilized." When I tell it to initialize using GPT (because the drives are 3TB each) the error message "The drive cannont find the sector requested" pops up.

I reset the NAS, run through the same steps several times and get the same results

Any help would be appreciated.


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#1
May 20, 2012 at 08:50:11
Follow this maybe and see if you get to the bottom of the page.

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/ar...

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#2
May 20, 2012 at 18:12:07
Thanks, but I've done this exact set up several times and get as far as Figure 8. When I click OK to initialize using GPT, because the disks are 3TB, I get the error message "The disk manager cannont find the sector requested."

I don't know why. That's where I need the help.

BTW, this is happening on two iSCSI's I have set up.


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#3
May 21, 2012 at 08:43:34
A few questions. What model? Does it really support iscsi?

Your error even spelled correctly doesn't offer any topics. Close ones tend to suggest some issue with the drive or array. Either some setup or such or hardware failure.

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#4
May 21, 2012 at 08:50:12
The NAS is a BlackArmor 400 loaded with four 3TB drives. It's running the latest firmware which contains an iSCSI Manager from which I've run the iSCSI Setup.

The iSCSI computer is running Windows 7's version of iSCSI Initiator.

Please let me know if you need more details.


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#5
May 21, 2012 at 13:03:00
I don't see any reference to iscsi in the manual for that.


http://www.seagate.com/external-har...

http://www.seagate.com/files/docs/p...


From forums it seems they added iscsi but not any docs yet. One guess is the iscsi on the nas can't create that large of a drive. Try a much smaller drive.

See this page for some links.
http://forums.seagate.com/t5/BlackA...


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#6
May 21, 2012 at 13:07:03
It's contained in the most recent firmware update - 4000.1311.

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#7
May 22, 2012 at 08:56:37
Also, the error message actually comes from the Virtual Disk Manager - "This drive cannot find the sector requested."

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May 22, 2012 at 13:55:27

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#9
May 22, 2012 at 14:01:58
The NAS is setup to run CIF, FTP and NFS Services from the Shares. Aren't those formats accepted by Windows?

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