Files Transfer from two external NTFS HD

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  1. Rishi Rocky N. macrumors newbie

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    Hi, here"s what i wanna do with my mac:

    i have two external hd- a 1TB WD and 500gb Samsung ( NTFS Formatted )
    I want to copy the music from the WD to the Samsung via the mac because its way faster than my desktop computer.

    Here's the problem- i jacked in both HD and the mac recognises both , but i see no options to copy and paste when i right click the files on the WD to try paste it to the Samsung.

    Is it because they are both in NTFS ?
    I know Mac can read from NTFS but can't write to it, basically all i want to do is use the mac to transfer from both HD's.


    Please help
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Yes, that's why. The Mac only needs to read the drive you're copying from, but it needs to write to the drive you're copying to.

    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
      • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon ($19.95) (Best Choice for Lion and Mountain Lion)
      • For Mac OS X 10.5 and later, including Lion, FUSE for OS X
      • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
      • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36), which is an enhanced version of NTFS-3G with faster performance.
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and later versions, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
    • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.
     
  3. Rhyalus macrumors 6502

    Rhyalus

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    I purchased Paragon a while back and have never had a problem.

    Highly recommended.

    R
     
  4. Rishi Rocky N. thread starter macrumors newbie

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