Problem with NTFS HDD in Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by seebche, May 10, 2011.

  1. seebche macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2011

    I was using (read files only) my NTFS HDD in mac perfectly since i decided to use software (Paragon NTFS for Mac) to able write data on my hard too.

    The hard was plugged when I installed the software but after restarted OS, my hard wouldn't mount anymore.

    Later I tried Disk Utility to repair but it says "Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required"

    I check another NTFS hdd, same result.

    I used other software (NTFS 3G, and NTFS Mounter) but non can detect NTFS volume to mount it.

    I think something must be wrong with Mac OS which cannot mount NTFS anymore.

    I don't want manipulate my OS and HDD anymore till someone know what exactly to do.

    Thank very much
  2. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Try losing all the third party NTFS programs. Snow Leopard supports NTFS natively.
  3. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    There are quite a few voices on the web saying that ntfs write support is disabled for a reason in OSX. It supposedly has some issues. I would stick with paragon.
    ntfs 3g is extremely slow.

    As for the thread topic.
    Did you properly uninstall all the other NTFS drivers? I can only guess a reinstall of paragon's driver might help. It also some issues once but they more or less disappeared on their own after some restarts.
    If you have Windows maybe start it up once and run a file system scan. It should repair anything that your osx ntfs drivers might have messed up. But if a random USB drive cannot be mounted it should be something else.

    You did restart didn't you? Because that is definitely essential as the NTFS driver cannot be switched at runtime afaik.
  4. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2008
    I've had difficulty mounting NTFS partitions if they weren't correctly ejected although I do use NTFS-3G and not Paragon. Typically, booting into Windows and shutting down correctly/normally allows the drives to function as per usual after the next reboot.
  5. seebche thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2011
    Thank you guys.
    I did restart, the only problem i might know is my hdd was connected during all these setups.

    Now my osx can't mount any NTFS drives unless i would use windows and scan for problems.
    something is wrong with osx. the way i uninstall is right click and add to trash.
  6. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2010
  7. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Interesting, because I've never had an issue with it. Certainly better than the double dog slow third party solutions.
  8. johnnj macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2008
    Not here
    Although this doesn't help the OP solve his problem, I just wanted to report that the Paragon NTFS product is not inherently flawed.

    I've been using it for several years and have never experience any problems with either with functionality or it interfering with other functions on the computer.

    The one issue, if you can call it that, was that in order to run it with the kernel in 64 bit mode, you had to run v8.0. They just released a free upgrade to 9.0, but I'm not sure what the differences are.

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