Best way to write to NTFS partitions?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MrTwister, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. MrTwister macrumors newbie

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    What is the best way to read/write with NTFS partitions (internal and external drives)?

    I have MacFUSE already installed with virtual machine.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Tuxera NTFS-3g (commercial and free)
    Paragon NTFS

    Btw, Mac OS X can read NTFS formatted volumes natively.

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  3. MrTwister thread starter macrumors newbie

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    spinnerlys, would it be less painful to read/write HFS partitions from Windows?

    Assume I have an external hard-disk drive for personal storage and file movement between my own computers?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    In my experience: yes. MacDrive is quite a capable application and the write and read speeds are much better with MacDrive than with the NTFS drivers for Mac OS X.

    You can also use FAT32, but no file should be larger than 4GB.
    Or you can use a network between the two computers.
     
  5. MrTwister thread starter macrumors newbie

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    FAT32 is also very unsafe so I would not like to use it for large file storage as HDD is. I also tend not to use it for USB Flash Pen drives.

    Is MacDrive safe at file writing? Does it have bad impact on stability of Windows?

    SMB on a local network is not always available or applicable.
     
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    What doesn't impact stability on Windows? ;)

    But in my experience, MacDrive hasn't done any harm to my Windows machine, but I used MacDrive extensively in 2004/2005 until I got rid of my Windows PC. For now I just use it sporadically to read HFS+ volumes, but I always use the Demo, since it is always another computer I have to use MacDrive with.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    FAT32 is not unsafe. It simply has a limitation of 4GB per file.
    Yes, quite safe.
    Not at all.
     

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