I’m looking for a new, large capacity external HDD, and like the WD MyBook Essential 3TB unit, based on my good experience with my current 1TB MyBook. But I need an external HDD that while formatted in NTFS for main use with PC’s running Windows 7, can also be read & written by Macs running OS-X. The MyBook Essential does not specify an NTFS driver for Macs, but I found an article stating that this can be enabled in Snow Leopard 10.6. I also found some articles touting NTFS drivers for the Mac OS-X.
Is anyone using a MyBook Essential drive formatted in NTFS, with both Windows 7 PC’s and Macs running OS-X? I’d appreciate any relevant feedback.