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Best NTFS for OSX software?

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Hi

We're trying to configure a SANmp solution for both PCs and Macs running both NTFS and HFS+ volumes on the same storage unit. Ideally I would like the Admin machine (OS X) to be able to mount the NTFS volumes R/W so that we can add data to them before they are used on the PCs.

We're currently running Tuxera NTFS (http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/) which is the latest incarnation of NTFS-3g, I believe.

However, Tuxera still doesn't seem to allow me to mount NTFS formatted SANmp volumes R/W on my Mac.

Is there a preferred SANmp solution before I go bothering the Finns about their software?

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SOLVED!!

SNS recommends the earlier open source version of NTFS-3g which installs MacFUSE by default.

HOWEVER - if you are running Snow Leopard or Lion, MacFUSE will not run in 64-bit mode. You need to use OSXFUSE (http://osxfuse.github.com/) which is 64-bit compatible.

Once I disabled MacFUSE and installed OSXFUSE, then rebooted, NTFS-3g began working and I could write to NTFS volumes.

PLEASE NOTE: You can only mount NTFS volumes on a Mac as RO or Write Exclusive (WX)

Thanks to Jason and Joseph.

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PLEASE NOTE: You can only mount NTFS volumes on a Mac as RO or Write Exclusive (WX)

I just found this out the hard way - would have been nice to know going in. Any effort to resolve this?

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We are hoping to address this in a future release of SANmp. The limitation is there to prevent an issue that makes the volume unmountable by Windows.

-Joseph

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