When you have disks sitting in a VMWare vSphere/ESXi box that are formatted NTFS, and you want to access them from inside a VM, you need to look at Raw Device Mapping (RDM).
What it took more than a little time to find out is that for SATA disks (i.e. not in a SAN or RAID config), you need to create “pointers” first. Great instructions are available here. But, in essence, you’re looking to make a couple of calls like:
vmkfstools -z /vmfs/devices/disks/[long weird name of disk got from ls -l in /dev/disks] /vmfs/volumes/[name of datastore]/[sub folder]/[name of disk].vmdk