Which is the best 3rd party NTFS mount utility for Mac?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by yasyugixyugi, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I was using NTFS-3G till i upgraded to Lion, then tried Paragon and Tuxera. And settled with Tuxera. But today, I happened to see a very recent release of NTFS-3G here https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/wiki/NTFS-3G

    Is that any good? What's your experience with these 3rd party tools? And which one do u think works best for you?

  2. macrumors 6502a


    Used Tuxera and Paragon. Tuxera was constantly using resources while Paragon is way more "quiet". I sticked with Paragon for a while now and I have no complains about it.
  3. macrumors G4

    The short answer to your question is that it works fine. I replaced MacFUSE with FUSE for OS X months ago. No problems. Of the commercial NTFS drivers for OS X, the consensus choice is Paragon. NTFS-3G is free. The downside to the free solution is that it is slower than the commercial alternatives. I don't care. NTFS is a convenience for me, not a peer of equal stature. Before Dropbox, I wrote files to a NTFS-formatted jump drives for transfer to Windows computers. After the release of Dropbox, I virtually never have cause any more to write to Windows-formatted drives on my Macs.
  4. macrumors member

    Personally I had bad experience with Paragon for NTFS. I switched back to using a Mac after 1 1/5 years of absence from the Apple scene and now the tool won't accept my registration key. I am using the exact same version that I purchased since I kept all mac software backed up, tried pasting the numbers, manually nothing.

    Pure scam.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Have you emailed them already?
  6. macrumors member

    I don't have any compelling reason doing so since now I went Mac exclusively - no need to read/write to NTFS partitions.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Then why trying to use it again in the first place? :confused:
  8. macrumors member

    I tried to install it in the idea that at some point in time I might have a use for it say when having someone come over to my house with a HDD or flash drive formatted as NTFS. I'm also the only one in the household using a Mac, my wife is a Windows user so you never know when I need to deal with NTFS partitions again.
  9. macrumors G4

    I have NTFS-3G installed. However, no NTFS driver is needed to exchange files with your Windows-using loved ones. You may access each other's computers over your home network--either wired or wireless. I cannot emphasize enough--Dropbox. With Dropbox, anything that you place in the Dropbox folder on one computer is syncrhonized in the Dropbox folder on any other device having the same Dropbox account. I have it installed on my Macs, my Windows computer, my iPhone, and my iPad. Currently, I have 3.75 GB free capacity with Dropbox.
  10. macrumors member

    Yes, local file sharing does the job but any kind of cloud solution is out of the question for me (I value my privacy a lot).

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