External HDD NTFS not recognised using Paragon

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by manuH, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. manuH macrumors newbie

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    Hy,

    I've a 1To Lacie External hdd, but when i plug it OsX tells me that it is not initialized
    It works correctly in my windows 7 partition, and also works well using parallel desktop

    I installed Paragon 10 (well, the 10 days trial version) and still nothing

    the disk utility shows me a 3Mo Mac os partition instead

    I read on this forum that paragon is the best choice for mountain lion. anyway, the disk should be at least visible and readable, right ?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, Paragon is quite reliable. You did restart you computer after installing it, right? If so, try uninstalling/reinstalling it.
     
  3. reery macrumors regular

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    Hm, Paragon smashed my system completely including Mountain Lion and Win8 partition.

    First it worked well, but after a few days when I left Win8 running over night it hat a BSOD at 3 a.m. when it's doing its maintenance. Probably checking all disks and so corrupting the HFS+ partition.

    ML then started very slow and finally not at all. BSOD came in Windows about 30 seconds after login every time.

    Had to reformat the whole drive and do an online recovery. No Paragon for me, ever.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your problem was caused by something else. Paragon doesn't "smash" systems or cause the symptoms you described. Unless you specifically set it up to do so, including installing something like MacDrive, Windows cannot read or write to your HFS+ partition, so it cannot corrupt it. Nothing on the Windows side can affect Mac OS X. Paragon was not the source of your issue at all.
     
  5. reery macrumors regular

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    Paragon was the only new software I installed before all these issues started.
    Before I had no write rights to HFS+ in Windows and that was fine as long as I can read them. With Paragon I had also write rights.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Paragon doesn't give Windows the ability to write to HFS+. It gives Mac OS X the ability to write to NTFS. HFS for Windows enables Windows to read/write HFS+ drives. That app is not the topic of this thread.
     
  7. reery macrumors regular

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    Yeah I know. That were just my two cents regarding Paragon reliability.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The Paragon for Mac app is extremely reliable and has had a good reputation for years.
     
  9. PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using Paragon NTFS since the first version and it has always worked very well indeed. No corruption, no nothing. And version 10.0.1 works great.
     

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