Originally Posted by GGJstudios
That's exactly my point about drivers being missing on Windows, and the same devices "just working" on a Mac, which is the point of the ad. Having drivers installed for various devices is quite different from reading and writing to other drive formats, which is the topic of this thread. Apple never claimed it would read/write all available drive formats natively, and no other OS can do that, either.
No, Apple's claim they were making in the commercial was that "everything works", not "everything works just as long as it is an Apple product".
To the newbie, after seeing that commercial, they would not understand the Apple ecosystem when they plugged in their NTFS formatted external drive into their new Macbook and it didn't magically work.
Do more things work on OS X than Windows, probably, but after owning a MBA, I do see that OS X "just works" claim is not true.
Originally Posted by iAmDjZu
If you're using a Seagate "GoFlex" series, It offers the Software from Paragon at no cost. You may be able to borrow a Seagate GoFlex series and then just download the program from the Seagate site. Works great, I did it with no problem and it worked with my other Seagate (Non GoFlex) without any problems. Here's the link.
Excellent, I have a Seagate GoFlex drive I use as a NAS on my router. I will have to download it.