8 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2010 12:38 PM by The hatter
Michael Northcutt Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
Anyone had any success creating an external firewire drive with bootcamp windows 7, ntfs format? If so, how did you do it?

I tried this but have failed. The end result is that windows sees the drive but fails to write at firewire speeds on to the the drive. What I did:
bought paragon ntfs
formatted my external FW drive as NTFS (from Mac).
restart in windows
windows "sees" drive
test copies to new drive failed... super slow (48 hrs to copy 100GB).
updated boot camp to 3.1
now when I copy to FW, speeds are normal but process freezes at about 95% compete on ALL file transfers to FW.

What should I do? I desperately need to have a FW backup option for my windows 7.


Mac pro (early 2008 desktop), 8 x 2.8, 12GB Ram, 4TB, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Boot camp 3.1, win 7 pro 64bit, 8800 gt