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Tuxera NTFS or someting else

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by kicba, May 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie


    What are you use for writing to ntfs partition, or copy from ntfs to mac partition?

    Sometimes I need to format my usb flash to ntfs partition? How?
    I had a problem with tuxera ntfs. Tuxera cannot create ntfs partition. Always says some error.
  2. macrumors demi-god


    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)
    • 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 (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
      • 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).
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, 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.
    exFAT (FAT64)
    • Supported in Mac OS X only in 10.6.5 or later.
    • Not all Windows versions support exFAT. See disadvantages.
    • exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table)
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support exFAT
    • Maximum file size: 16 EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 64 ZiB
    • You can use this format if it is supported by all computers with which you intend to share the drive. See "disadvantages" for details.
    FAT32 (File Allocation Table)
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X. [*]Maximum file size: 4GB.
    • Maximum volume size: 2TB
    • You can use this format if you share the drive between Mac OS X and Windows computers and have no files larger than 4GB.
  3. macrumors 6502


    I was able to format my external NTFS with Tuxera and had no issues. What's the error it gives you?
  4. macrumors newbie


    On my ex macbook on fresh mountain lion i have error with tuxera. And on my ex ex macbook also. Dont remember what kind of error.

    I sold macbook, now I have iMac. I will try Paragon now.

    Thank you
  5. macrumors 603


    Paragon is a good choice, stable.

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