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Russell LassonAnyone Using MacDrive 7 or CrossStripe?
by on Mar 26, 2008 at 4:23:41 pm

I'm looking to set up a Mac/Windows system on a MacPro so that it can share the storage. This looks promising:

http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/

I'd really like to be able to have a hardware RAID controller like the ATTO ExpressSAS R380 formated in Mac extended and then when I boot into Windows, be able to read/write to the same RAID.

Let me know if you've tried either of these programs.

Thanks!

-Russ

Russell Lasson
Kaleidoscope Pictures
Provo, UT


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Tim WilsonRe: Anyone Using MacDrive 7 or CrossStripe?
by on Mar 26, 2008 at 5:38:52 pm

I've used MacDrive for years. It works fantastic.

I haven't tried it much on RAIDs, although I know folks who've used it this way -- format as Mac, let the PCs get at it too.

It's also a great way to manage the partitions on a Boot Camped computer. I have mine split half and half, and use Mac Drive for extra storage when I'm working on the PC side.

Tim


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Tim WilsonUpon further review....
by on Mar 26, 2008 at 10:49:00 pm

I think you're right that CrossStripe is the way to go. They call it a "special edition of MacDrive," which makes me wonder if the folks who SAID they were using MacDrive were actually using this instead.

It costs a lot more, but looks like the way to go. Very cool that Mediafour offers a free trial. This has been de rigeur on the PC side for years (easy to forget that MacDrive is a Windows product, eh?), so a good opportunity to dive in and take a look around....


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Uli PlankRe: Opposite direction works too
by on Mar 27, 2008 at 7:12:43 am

NTFS for the Mac from Paragon works pretty well too.

Regards,

Uli

Director of the Institute of Media Research (IMF) at Braunschweig University of Arts


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Tim WilsonRe: Opposite direction works too
by on Mar 27, 2008 at 12:12:55 pm

The folks from Paragon are very visible online, so I followed NTFS Mac since before their first public beta. I haven't tried it yet, but I know that it's very highly regarded.

Thanks for the reminder!


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Gary AlanRe: Anyone Using MacDrive 7 or CrossStripe?
by on Mar 28, 2008 at 12:58:44 am

I cannot get MacDrive to work with Vista 64 on our MacIntel wit Bootcamp from Leopard. I used their latest version, too. It doesn't like Vista.



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Russell LassonRe: Anyone Using MacDrive 7 or CrossStripe?
by on Mar 28, 2008 at 1:47:38 am

According to the MediaFour website, MacDrive supports Vista. It might be the 64-bit version that it doesn't like.

-Russ

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