Setting up iSCSI on an external hard drive with 4K sector size [closed]

I have a WD My Book 3TB external hard drive connected to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. I’m trying to make that machine an iSCSI target. Everything is set up, but I can’t create a virtual hard disk on that external drive (although I can successfully create it on C). It gives me this error:

The virtual disk cannot be created on the selected volume. The parameter is incorrect.

I can’t create a VHD via Disk Management either. From what I found out, Windows Server 2008 R2 doesn’t support virtual disks on a 4K sector hard drive (which is what my external drive is). Is there any workaround to this?


Is this a native 4k drive? Run Fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo x: (where x: represents the drive that you are checking).

If Bytes per Sector and Bytes per Physical Sector are the same, then it’s a native 4K drive and you’re out of luck and will need to move to Server 2012 or later.

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