Creating a NTFS partition on an internal drive?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Rolomoto, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Rolomoto macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2014
    Currently I have OSX 10.9 and bootcamp (win8) on a 1 TB drive in a mac mini.
    I am going to put those onto a 256GB SSD. I want to partition the 1 TB drive into HFS and NTFS. Can I create a NTFS partition from within OSX?
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    In my 2008 Mac Pro (in my signature) was BootCamp (FAT32) a new third drive bay. When I booted into the Windows 7 DVD it ask what disk and to format the disk NTFS for Windows 7 Pro. It went great and installed with updated BootCamp Drivers.
  3. PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    If you install a third-party NTFS driver, such as Paragon NTFS for OS X, you'll be able to format any disk as NTFS from OS X itself (for instance, from Disk Utility). Naturally, you'll also be able to write to such a disk, erase files from it, et cetera. If you don't install said third-party driver, OS X will only provide read access to NTFS disks out of the box.

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