On Debian there is the common problem, that you try to plug an ntfs formatted USB harddrive and then can't write to it as a regular user to it because the directory belongs to root.
A little time ago I read that that can be fixed with adding the
uid=1000,gid=1000 (or whatever your uid and gid are) options. This does solve the problem but seems a little bit nasty to me, because if you have a multiuser system the drive always belongs to the same user and not to the user who mounted it/is logged in.
From my time with Ubuntu I remember that this wasn't a problem and you could mount NTFS drives (with GNOME) and they were writable by the user who mounted them. So it seems that GNOME is able to mount the drive with permissions given to the logged in user.
However now I'm using KDE on Debian jessie and I'm wondering if I can configure my computer to mount the drives with the permissions of the user who has the active X-session.