Most reliable software for WRITING NTFS partitions on ext.disk

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  1. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    Question as title really. I'd like to keep all of my external discs NTFS-formatted for easy PC exchange of large files. Suggestions appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    NTFS is proprietary and closed. The only way for MacOS X to write to NTFS is over a network. This means that the NTFS volume must be controlled by a Windows computer.
     
  3. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    You could make your discs HFS and install MacDrive on the PC. It works really well.
     
  4. Sesshi thread starter macrumors G3

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    I don't see what that's got to do with anything, especially since NTFS is just as 'proprietary and closed' as HFS.

    So no-one makes software which allows Macs to write to an NTFS partition? Bizarre.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    No more bizarre than nobody makes a MP3 player that can play iTunes Music Store DRM AAC's other than Apple. It is a closed format - the specifications are proprietary.
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    HFS+ is reasonably well documented in a fairly open manner. NTFS is not.
     

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