App so I can write to NTFS external HD?

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  1. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

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    Hi,

    Simply looking for an application, preferably free, that will allow me to write to my NTFS external HD. I had this external as FAT32 before which was not problematic until I started downloading 720 and 1080 .mkv movies that were larger than 4gb. So I reformatted to NTFS which'll accept files larger than 4gb but realized that OSX don't be got da ability to write to NTFS.

    Help?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Simmity macrumors newbie

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  3. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    FAT32
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
    • No individual file larger than 4GB.
    NTFS
    HFS
    • Read/Write HFS from native Mac OS X
    • To Read/Write HFS from Windows, Install MacDrive
    • To Read HFS (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
     
  5. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, I thought Windows was unable to read/write HFS no questions asked. I think I'm just going to format the external hard drive to be HFS and use MacDrive which I already own.
     
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  7. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll give the 10 day trial a shot before figuring out this HFS stuff... Looks like a good program so far actually.
     

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