|Jan 1, 2013, 07:24 AM||#1|
NTFS 3G / Paragon safe for NTFS storage?
I just received my 3TB external hard drive for my iMac running Mountain Lion. I'm considering partitioning the drive into a HFS+ and a NTFS, but I'd rather have it all on one partition so I could access the same files on both OSX and Windows via Bootcamp.
I found there are a few programs like Tuxera, Paragon, and NTFS3G that will help allow OSX to read/write to NTFS drives, but how reliable are they? Can I expect my data to be 100% safe? Is it any more likely to cause issues than using a separate partitioned drive?
Any input is appreciated thanks!
|Jan 1, 2013, 07:50 AM||#2|
I used NTFS3G from 2008 to 2010 and have been using Tuxera since I got my MB Air in 2010. I have never had any problems with both. Can't comment on Paragon though,
Mac Mini i5 120 GB SSD+500 GB HDD 16GB RAM - TRIPLE Monitor,
iPhone 5 64GB, iPad Air 2 128GB,
TC 500GB, 3x AE,
Synology DS 411slim 4x1TB
|Jan 1, 2013, 11:10 AM||#5|
Neither a borrower nor a lender be
For loan oft loses both itself and friend
William Shakespeare from Hamlet
|Jan 1, 2013, 01:21 PM||#6|
Format A Hard Drive Using Disk Utility (which is in your /Applications/Utilities folder)
Choose the appropriate format:
HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Don't use case-sensitive)
NTFS (Windows NT File System)
FAT32 (File Allocation Table)
|Jan 3, 2013, 07:48 AM||#7|
Tuxera works on ML, but annoyingly when active, the Bootcamp option disappears from the Startup in Sys Prefs. Can still boot into Windows fine holding the option key though.
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