07-12-2011 02:43 PM
I installed the Paragon driver on the Mac so I can use the drive on both Mac and PC. The driver appears to be installed as I can see the paragon driver under Applications. However, the drive still can only be seen as Read Only. How can I write to it?
07-13-2011 06:19 AM
07-16-2011 03:56 PM
I saw your name on another thread where I sought help. I am incredibly frustrated. I hope you are able to solve this.
I followed the directions given in the link you provided in this thread. I set the drive up exactly how it was directed. I can't even write to it from my MAC, the machine this drive was first connected to.
What is it about the Seagate GoFlex that seems unable to connect to both machines when it promises to? I'm pretty pliable. But, man, when I buy something that says it does "X" and it can't do that thing, that seems like fraud to me.
So as a moderator on here, you must have a pretty broad scope of info on this equipment. So what do I do now to fix this that does not cost me money that I can do from my MAC? My wife's PC is not currently available to me and I want to begin the project I planned to do before the work week starts.
08-31-2011 08:56 AM
I'm having a similar situation
just purchased a seagate freeagent goflex drive, to use on my mac & pc. I have a Mac OS X 10.5.8. After setting up the drive on Windows, I plugged the drive into Mac and opened the install wizard. I was prompted through the install process, chose "use on Mac & windows", finished up and used the Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X NetActivator.app to connect and was told that "the drive had been successfully activated" -- the steps I took were the same ones described in the NTFS setup manual pdf. The problem: when I tried to save a file to the new drive, it was not writable.
I checked the goflex drive info -- permissions are "read only".
I checked the Seagate Diagnostics.app & it appears the goflex drive is functioning correctly.
I checked NTSF Preferences -- no partitions are listed.
I've read "using a goflex drive under windows & macOS" it describes the steps I followed. At this point, can anyone tell me what I can do to get my goflex drive to obtain the read/write setting? Can I do this through DOS?
I don't know if this is related to the problem... I've installed 2 goflex drives on this mac -- A few days ago I purchased a goflex drive, installed to my mac & windows, but the drive was faulty & I ended up having to exchange it for a new one. Before I installed the 2nd trusty drive, I erased the seagate/NTSF programs from my MAC.
This second drive is the one I can't get write permission for...
Thanks for your help
08-31-2011 09:27 AM
When you're installing the software on your Mac, click on the "Customize" button right after you accept the License Agreement. Make sure that there is a check in the box for the Paragon NTFS, by default it seems that it is "skipped" so when most people think they are installing the software it really is missing one of the most critical parts for the Mac and PC usage of the Seagate drive.
Hope this helps.
08-31-2011 10:45 AM
Mr. AA -
thanks -- I don't think this is the problem. I went through the rigamorole of re-installing & when I came to the "customize" section NTFS driver was already x'd.
Is there anything else you can suggest?
08-31-2011 06:52 PM
Help! I bought a FreeAgent Go Flex at Costco, a 2 TB drive which indicates that it's Mac compatible. It doesn't seem to be at all. I am running 10.5.8. I tried to reinitialize the drive with the Mac's Disk Utilities program and it gives me this message: Disk Erase failed with the error:
File system formatter failed.
The not very helpful "help" page about this keeps talking about Memeo software. All I have in the box is a "Replica" disc for "full system recovery," which in any event is full of PC documents that don't register on my iMac.
I am VERY unhappy and frustrated. I formerly bought LaCie drives which were already formatted for both Mac and PC, and you can bet I'm going to return to that brand.
Please help me if you can.
09-06-2011 07:43 AM
Can Disk First Aid run on the drive?
09-23-2011 07:22 AM - edited 09-23-2011 07:56 AM
Perhaps you can help. I am experiencing the same problem posted in this forum. I cannot write to my GoFlex drive. I have a MAC PPC running OS X 10.4. I can read files (files I have transferred from my PC) that are on the NTFS formatted drive, but the Paragon Driver doesn't allow me to write to it. The software said it installed successfully and activated successfully. I can see the GoFlex drive on my desktop as a "NEW VOLUME", but it's read only. Also, during the software installation the "Customize" button never appeared. Could this be because of the version of OS X I'm running?
I have been researching your knowledge base, support forums, and paragon's website. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the lastest version of the Paragon driver from your website. I feel like I am so close, but I don't know what else to try. Can you please help?