external hard drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by geb724, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. geb724 macrumors newbie

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    i am a pc user about to switch to imac for the very first time. i currently have 2 large NTFS hard drives installed on my pc. is there any way i can connect those to an imac to read and write data without losing any of the data on either drive?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    https://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/

    Yep... Paragon NTFS will allow you to do that.
     
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  4. cynics macrumors G3

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    Do you use Paragon?

    I read their webpage and it seems perfect....too perfect.

    Could I just attach a friends NTFS external and drag and drop movies, music, other files just like it was HFS+, FAT32, etc? That easy?
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't use it myself, because I have no need for it. But a lot of people here on the forums do use it and it appears to work well. Yes, once you install those drivers it is just drag-and-drop to the external drive.
     
  6. cynics macrumors G3

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    I'm the same way for the most part but there are very rare circumstances that it would make life a little easier and would add quite a bit of flexibility to my Mac.

    Thanks for the reply I'll be curious if anyone else using it has any input.
     

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