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mbanewuser
Dec 20, 2012, 04:44 AM
Hello,

I will receive a new MBA 8GB/128GB/i5 for Christmas. I've always been a windows user. However, both OS X and the portability of the MBA made me decide to switch.
I've always used USB external hard drives to store my data. However, as I've always been a windows user, both my HD are NTFS formatted. My question is: do you any software (free or cheap) that would allow me to read and write NTFS in OS X since I've no other place to store my data and format my HDs in HFS+ or exFAT.

Thanks.



justperry
Dec 20, 2012, 04:47 AM
Hello,

I will receive a new MBA 8GB/128GB/i5 for Christmas. I've always been a windows user. However, both OS X and the portability of the MBA made me decide to switch.
I've always used USB external hard drives to store my data. However, as I've always been a windows user, both my HD are NTFS formatted. My question is: do you any software (free or cheap) that would allow me to read and write NTFS in OS X since I've no other place to store my data and format my HDs in HFS+ or exFAT.

Thanks.

There is a way to to this in OS X but it seems to have issues, another way is Paragon which is not free.

I gave a link to another thread here, I will try to find it and report as soon as I find it.


Edit 1: If you do a search on this link with this text it will give you lots of hits.

NTFS read write (http://mroogle.chaseh.net/)

Edit 2: This link is better, look for the advise from GGJstudios (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1219665)

nightmars
Dec 20, 2012, 05:03 AM
Before Paragon google actually started a project software for NTFS for Macs. Never made it to V1.0, but has always been working for me without a hassle.

It,s not been offered anymore by google directly, maybe needs a bit of google search to find a server to dl it from: ntfs for mac (by google)


Cheers

Mrbobb
Dec 20, 2012, 06:06 AM
Directly-attached storage is one thing.

I have a Windows server on the LAN and am able to read directly from it (as-it wo any add-on), and write is OK too, the only thing I cannot do is to delete something created before, some kind of permission it complaints but I sign on the server with its admin password... weird havent had time to deal with it.

xlii
Dec 20, 2012, 06:30 AM
I've used this for years. Always works, has never given me a problem.

http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/

mbanewuser
Dec 20, 2012, 12:03 PM
Thanks a lot! I'll give a try and/or buy one of them as soon as I get my MBA (Dec 25.)