14. September 2010 23:51
I was excited when it appeared that Paragon's HFS+ driver would allow me real access to my Mac OSX partition on my MacBook. Wrong!
I didn't want to have two copies of my MP3 library, so I decided to tell Windows Media Player to use the MP3 files on the HFS+ partition. I got some blue screens which I traced back to the Paragon driver, so I stopped letting WMP download internet content. This corrected most of the BSODs, but not all.
After yet another BSOD, I contacted Paragon and they gave me a new version. I put it to the test and guess what-- it destroyed my Mac installation! Yes, I'm now sitting here twiddling my fingers while a TimeMachine restoration is taking place. When I'm done with this post I'm going to have a beer and cross my fingers (on the other hand).
I'm too old and too experienced to comprehend why ostensibly competent companies like Paragon put out software that is clearly not ready for prime time. I was able to break this driver repeatedly within less than 15 minutes. Did they REALLY have a beta test program? I don't see how.
Although their support staff seems to respond quickly, I am very disappointed by an organization that would put out such code.