Tuxera NTFS or someting else

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

  1. macrumors newbie


    Mar 29, 2012
    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 Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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


    Jul 8, 2008
    St. Louis
    I was able to format my external NTFS with Tuxera and had no issues. What's the error it gives you?
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 29, 2012
    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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