|Jan 3, 2013, 11:12 PM||#1|
What is the difference between Macfuse and NTFS-3G? What do they do?
I have just installed fusion and have a virtual windows machine on my minimac.
What I am thinking of doing is to take the "virtual" windows file and put it on a usb hard drive, and let Fusion work on it from that location. This will free up more space on my minimac.
When I tried to copy the "virtual windows file " that fusion made over to the usb drive, it wont go because the usb drive is formatted as NTFS.
So i am starting to learn about macfuse and NTFS 3g (and even a better version of NTFS 3g called Tuxera). Anyway, what do these programs do? I don't quite understand. Do i need both of them just to make the mac write to the usb drive?
|Jan 3, 2013, 11:18 PM||#2|
MacFuse allows you to install drivers like NTFS-3G to have expanded file system capabilities, the NTFS-3G driver for example, just like Tuxera, allows you to write to NTFS formatted volumes. NTFS is a format/file system used in Windows NT environments like Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7/8.
You could also just format the USB flash memory thumb drive to HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) if that thumb drive is only used on Macs.
Also know, that most USB flash memory thumb drives have slow read and write speeds and thus you might have a slower Windows VM experience.
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