1. jamesus's Avatar
    Long time Windows user looking to switch to Mac.

    My current setup is an Windows 7 desktop. I use iTunes to manage my media, which I store on a 1st generation Drobo as my NAS. I formatted the Drobo to use NTFS and have ~1.75 TB of files on the Drobo. I also use Backblaze to backup the Drobo to the cloud.

    I have a new Mac Mini which I am testing out. I am having issues using MacFUSE with Tuxera NTFS for Mac (Tuxera NTFS for Mac | Tuxera) to mount the Drobo. No matter what I have read / tried, the Drobo is read only with no ability to write to the disk.

    Here are my questions:
    • Is there something I am missing being new to Mac?
    • Are there performance issues using NTFS on a Mac?
    • Should I abandon the idea of using NTFS and format the Drobo to HFS+?
    • Will I be able to copy files between NTFS and HFS+? Are there any issues or "gotchas" I need to be aware of if I choose this route?
    • Are there any other solutions I could use?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
    11-07-2011 12:42 PM
  2. jamesus's Avatar
    So I posted this question on gdgt.com and seem to have a few good responses so far. I'll report back on what I do to get it working...

    What is the best way to mount NTFS NAS drive to OSX Lion? Should I consider reformatting the drive to HFS+? - gdgt
    11-07-2011 06:00 PM

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