Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by e-r-a-n, Nov 3, 2012.
is it possible to do such conversion?
if so, how?
You need to move data off the drive, reformat it as you choose, then move data back.
thats the only choice?
There's no possibility like when going fat -> ntfs,
to leave data on disk?
i have two 1TB disks but both are loaded with too much data
No, you can't reformat the drive without destroying data stored on it. Why do you need a different format?
i have both in ntfs format as i used only a pc, but now only using mac
also i have those disks plugged to a router, using them as NFS and it would be better to be ext3 at the moment
You can read NTFS drives from Mac OS X. If you want to read/write to NTFS from Mac OS X, you can use Paragon, as an alternative to changing the format.
NTFS (Windows NT File System)
Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
[*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon ($19.95) (Best Choice for Lion and Mountain Lion)
For Mac OS X 10.5 and later, including Lion, FUSE for OS X
For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36), which is an enhanced version of NTFS-3G with faster performance.
Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and later versions, but is not advisable, due to instability.
AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
Maximum file size: 16 TB
Maximum volume size: 256TB
You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.
im aware of tuxura, which im currently using.
but i belive that ext3 will perform better, wouldnt it?