27 October 2018

Vagaries Of Technology

The Mac can see the Drobo that's plugged into it while running OSX 10.6.8.  Read and write.

Boot the same machine to Win7 Ultimate and if can no longer write to the Drobo.

The laptop, can write to the Drobo over the network while The Mac is in 10.6.8.

All of the permissions solutions require a security tab in the drive properties in Windows that doesn't exist because it's not an NTFS drive.

There's got to be a solution.


  1. FAT32 or exFAT.

    You want to do the format in Windows.

    If you HAVE to format it in OSX you want to select MSDOS for the format type.

    OSX can read NTFS just fine, but unless you go through unreliable hoops, it won't write to an NTFS partition.

    1. The Drobo gave me a choice of HFS+ or HFS+ when formatting from OSX and gives NTFS or NTFS when on the Win7 side.

      I think I found a program that will work on the windows side. I'm not in any particular hurry.

      The internal RAID on the OSX side wasn't even visible to Windows before, so this is a major step up.


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