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Finally, Mac drivers for SC101 and SC101T!
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DataDoc
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Jan 15, 2009, 04:28 PM
 
I use both a PC and Mac. So far I have been unable to share my external storage in an easy and reliable way. I use the SC101T for external storage on my PC, but have been limited to the all but obsolete Firewire and USB storage for my iMac. I suppose I could use a NAS, but why go to that expense when Netgear has such a nice little 2-bay network storage device that outperforms any NAS.

To my delight, I found a third party developer that has software that will allow me to use the SC101T with both the PC and Mac. It's called the Mac Storage Managerfrom a company named Newt Data Systems. I found them on the Web and downloaded their package. It's not freeware, but what the hey. I can now share my photos, tunes and movies on both systems. I have scanned the forums and blogs and found no negatives from users, so I gave it a try. It works!

I just wanted to share the news with other Mac users. This has been a sore spot with users ever since Netgear released the SC101.
     
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Jan 16, 2009, 04:25 PM
 
What about the SC101T didn't work with Macs? OS X should connect fine to any SMB share.
     
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Jan 16, 2009, 10:06 PM
 
The SC101 and it's higher performance sister SC101T are not NAS devices. They don't talk SMB, CIFS, NFS, or even Apple Talk. They use a protocol patented by Zetera and licensed to Netgear (and now Newt Data Systems).

Sure, you can relay data to and from the SC101T through a Windows computer using SMB, but if you want to talk directly to the SC101 with a Mac, you need to have the right software running on the Mac.

The Newt Data systems software lets any number of Macs use and share the files on a SC101T among themselves or with a Windows PC. That means you can travel with your MacBook and still connect with your SC101T when you get home without having to turn on a PC.
     
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Jan 19, 2009, 07:37 PM
 
Wow, gross. They're not even that cheap.
     
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Jun 12, 2009, 10:00 PM
 
i had Great Success!

so i got XP running on Parallels and SC101 utility running on XP!

Parallels has "shared folders", so i just set the SC101 drives to share with OS X and VOILA!

GREAT SUCCESS!!!
     
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Jun 13, 2009, 12:44 AM
 
The SC101/SC101T use a protocol similar to iSCSI, but not quite. I've steered clear from them because they were a Windows-only product when they were launched. I opted for the DNS-323/321 because it used SATA drives and exported the volumes in either NFS or SMB/CIFS (AFP support if you hack it, which is easy to do).
     
   
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