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webazoid
May 14, 2011, 09:15 PM
wonder if i should get myself a copy of paragon ntfs now for $20 or wait for os x lion.



ufdlim
May 14, 2011, 09:59 PM
You can already enable native NTFS support.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=785376

It certainly is buggy though. And it still makes the spotlight and other hidden folders in all NTFS drives.

webazoid
May 14, 2011, 11:34 PM
You can already enable native NTFS support.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=785376

It certainly is buggy though. And it still makes the spotlight and other hidden folders in all NTFS drives.

yah, it is buggy. however, i'm wondering if lion will be any better.

maflynn
May 15, 2011, 06:15 AM
If Apple wants to push macs deeper into the enterprise they'll enable it. If I were a betting man I'd say there's a 50-50 chance they will

Tonyliu
Jul 7, 2011, 04:04 PM
You can already enable native NTFS support.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=785376

It certainly is buggy though. And it still makes the spotlight and other hidden folders in all NTFS drives.

Both of the methods don't work on Lion GM anymore.

CylonGlitch
Jul 7, 2011, 06:27 PM
Both of the methods don't work on Lion GM anymore.

Good, I had previously tried both methods in Snow Leopard before and BOTH ended up corrupting the drive over time. Unstable isn't the word for it. I had NTFS-3G but that doesn't work in Lion yet; so I'm considering upgrading to Tuxera's full priced version, that does work.

spacepower7
Jul 8, 2011, 01:39 AM
Well MS charges a license fee for it. Over the years, they have reconsidered charging every digital camera manufacture for fat16 and fat32 support. MS originally gave them away for free but is still considering charging. Got to love them ;)

miknos
Jul 8, 2011, 06:50 PM
Paragon NTFS is the faster and most reliable NTFS driver for Mac. If you can afford, buy it.

I don't think Macs will have future support (out of the box I mean). Apple is distancing itself from MS. Remember the Mac VS PC ads? They don't do it (need it) anymore. The tendency is to use less and less emulation (Rosetta, virtualization, bootcamp, etc).

I use NTFS just because I use an external HD to share stuff with family and friends, otherwise I'll keep a Mac partition.

Takuro
Jul 8, 2011, 07:21 PM
Paragon works fine in Lion. Do NOT use Apple's "native" NTFS support. It's really unstable and totally screwed up an NTFS partition I had on my external usb hard drive.

Nermal
Jul 8, 2011, 07:29 PM
Since Apple added ExFAT support, I haven't needed to write to an NTFS volume at all. I acknowledge that everyone's situation is different, but is it practical for you to use ExFAT instead of NTFS?

balamw
Jul 8, 2011, 07:33 PM
Since Apple added ExFAT support, I haven't needed to write to an NTFS volume at all. I acknowledge that everyone's situation is different, but is it practical for you to use ExFAT instead of NTFS?

I tried using exFAT on one of my externals for fun and it ended up needing a chkdsk under Windows 7 after a very short while. So I continue to recommend network abstraction over a shared drive in most circumstances.

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Nermal
Jul 8, 2011, 08:56 PM
Interesting. I haven't had any trouble, but like you, most of my drive access is over a network.