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I want to add a 12TB NAS to my current iSCSI, which already controls an Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 1TB NAS.

I've connected to the new NAS via Windows 7 iSCSI Initiator. When I open Disk Manager it wants to initialize Disk2 Unknown, but when I tell to (doesn't matter if MBR or GPT) an error comes up "The drive cannot find the sector requested."

I apparently left out a step somewhere along the way, but I've backtracked numerous times and can't find anything missing.

Any ideas.

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It's probably seeing the LUN through two paths- could be two ports on the storage device. You'd want to use some sort of multi-pathing driver like MPIO, but I've only ever seen it running on server OSes, never desktop.

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I've since watched a video about how to set up iSCSI link and have done everything up to 8:14 in the video. My Disk3 had Unknown under it. When it tell it to Initialize Disk3 using GPT (because they are 3TB disks) a Virtual Disk Manager error pops up - "The drive cannot find the sector requested." Are there any options to correct this issue? –  Hammer1 May 14 '12 at 15:41
    
I can't watch videos at work, but did any of the steps up to that point include configuring a multipath driver like MPIO? –  Basil May 14 '12 at 16:01
    
I didn't see anything. So, no. –  Hammer1 May 14 '12 at 16:48
    
You need to have a multipath driver configured in order to only see the disk once. Windows uses MPIO, but I doubt it's supported on their desktop line. –  Basil May 14 '12 at 17:11
    
What's frustrating is I already have an Iomega ix2-200 initiated on the iSCSI machine, but this one won't cooperate. –  Hammer1 May 14 '12 at 17:16
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