Turns out the method above, while it does work, makes for very slow write (and read) speeds, especially over USB. So I switched to a commercial version made by Paragon which boasts (and so far seems to deliver) speeds comparable to native file systems. Sorry open source, I love you, but I don't want to wait an eternity to copy my files to my usb drive.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Make ntfs-3g automount your drive in write mode under OS X