There's a very good reason for this difference.
For vfat & ntfs, because they do not natively understand Linux permissions, a generic set of permissions is grafted on during the mount process. For most distros, this gives everyone full read/write access to the partition.
While on ext2/3/4, they do understand Linux permissions & so you have the chance to set or change these permissions for every partition (or device in your case). After you have mounted a partition to a mount point, you need only to change the permissions on that mount point & it will remember it. For example, if your device is mounted at /media/disk
and your username is alund
. This is what you could do to give your user access.
# chown alund.alund /media/disk
This sets your user alund
as the owner, so now you have full access. If you want everyone on your system to access it, you could also do this:
The filesystem on the device will remember these changes.