[haiku] Re: New USB hard drive - Haiku 100% success, Mac 50% success, Windows 0% succecss

  • From: Skar Cat <skarmiglione.sk4r@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:41:38 -0500


2009/10/15 Zenja Solaja <solaja@xxxxxxxxx>

> Morning / afternoon / evening
> I've just purchased a USB external harddrive (WD Elements), and it has a
> single NTFS formatted 320Gb partition with the usual autorun folder with a
> WD logo.
> Haiku mounted the NTFS formatted drive like a champ, a simple warning about
> writing to foreign file systems, and I was up and running in no time.  Full
> read/write support.
> Mac OSX Snow Leopard mounted the NTFS file system in read-only mode.
>  Needed to install a 3rd party ntfs mounter which enables write support (or
> use fuse and ntfs-3g).  Not exactly simple for casual users, but doable if
> you understand the problem.
> Windows XP (SP3) - I still haven't been able to get the device to mount on
> my Windows box.  It mounts on my girlfriends box without any problems, but
> on my PC it simply wont show up.  I've been searching the net for hours
> trying to figure this one out.  I know that there is a configuration option
> on my PC which is causing the problem, but I still haven't discovered it.
>  Long ago I disabled autorun functionality,
> Anyhow, just wanted to report a Haiku success story.  It handled the matter
> more gracefully than the other 2 desktop OS's.  The biggest irony is that
> the market leader still isn't able to find the external device, which
> happens to have its native file format and autorun structure.  Young Haiku
> has the best end-user experience (in my particular scenario).
> Cheers.
> Zenja

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