A little help, MacFUSE,NTFS-3G, or Paragon NTFS?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by serialtoon, Mar 15, 2010.

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Which is better to you?

  1. MacFUSE

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  2. NTFS-3G

    20 vote(s)
    47.6%
  3. Paragon NTFS

    17 vote(s)
    40.5%
  1. serialtoon macrumors 6502a

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    Just started my forray into the whole Apple OSX life. Which app is better in your eyes? Thanks in advance. :-D
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I have used NTFS-3G with no issues
    It incorporates MacFUSE I believe
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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  4. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    I also use NTFS-3G and have never had any problems.
     
  5. lovelldr macrumors newbie

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    Have used the paragon ntfs version, and all worked perfectly fine for me there...
     
  6. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    Don't know if it has caught up, but when I used them Paragon NTFS was both faster and more reliable than NTFS 3G. NTFS 3G occasionally caused some undeletable files in OSX trashcan, had to run CHKDSK in Windows to fix it.
     
  7. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    Anyone use Tuxera NFTS for Mac? Apparently it's based off NTFS-3g but better somehow, and it costs $35.
     
  8. domdodo macrumors newbie

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    You are right. I use it for about half year and I'm happy with it.

    NTFS-3G also worked in the past but sometimes it became extremely slow. I found Paragon NTFS to be faster than NTFS-3G but it was not so reliable (Mac crashed and lost files). Tuxera NTFS combines the best from the other two. It is both stable and fast.

    They have a trial for 15 days, you don't need to buy it immediately. http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/
     
  9. serialtoon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So far i have tried both and Paragon NTFS is really quick, and NTFS-3G is a bit slower. Will have to do some more transfers to see which one i like, but as of right now, they both rock!
     
  10. enberg macrumors regular

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    MacFUSE, My computers talk to unixish systems all the time, but hardly ever to windows.
     
  11. lopoz macrumors regular

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    Was using it, but it has a bug where the remaining disk space of the managed NTFS drives isn't updated after a filesystem change.

    Installed Paragon v8 and it's working quite well so far.. And reporting remaining disk space correctly.

    I might try Tuxera again when (if) a new version comes out..

    [edit] some numbers:
    Internal HD (HFS+):
    [​IMG]
    External FireWire400 NTFS drive (Paragon NTFS):
    [​IMG]

    Might do the bench with the Tuxera NTFS driver later to better compare performance. For now, I'm quite pleased the external NTFS drive (using Paragon) performs as well as my internal HD.
     
  12. willpower101 macrumors regular

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  13. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    I don't know what you mean by NTFS-3G the free or the Tuxera Version.
    The free one sucks. I tried it. Created all kinds of weird CPU utilization problems, spotlight runs amok and it was really slow. Got some 3-4MB/s on an external drive.

    Switched to Paragon that one works well enough.
     
  14. Quinoky macrumors regular

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    Another Tuxera user here, it's fast and reliable. Great stuff.
     
  15. willpower101 macrumors regular

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    Just experienced this tonight. I'm going to be trying paragon next.
    Crazy crazy cpu utilization that wouldn't even allow me to resize windows on the main osx drive.
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I use Paragon NTFS; the fastest option I think, and I've never had any issues with it.
     
  17. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    BTW for external drives it is still easiest to just format them in exFAT.
    The NTFS drivers are more for when that is not possible. Like when you access Windows Network PCs order the Bootcamp partition.
     
  18. willpower101 macrumors regular

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    Ok so I'm a little confused now as to which I'm running.

    I installed tuxera but it's disabled in the preferences.
    Then tried macfuse, but it's also disabled.
    I can't find the setup file or reciept for paragon so I don't remember if I tried that.
    I'm not sure how to check if the original ntfs-3g is installed or not, any ideas?
     

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