Is MacFuse safe?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SDAVE, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2007
    I have many NTFS drives, and will be sharing them between a PC (XP SP2) and OSX via external USB2 enclosures.

    I don't want to change my drives formats to HFS+ because I have alot of data on them...also I have to buy MacDrive for that and is that really that stable for work? IE format all drives to HFS, and use MacDrive 7 to have XP read these discs...will I get maximum data rates that I used to get with the NTFS format? Which one is a better solution?

    Thanks folks.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    What size files would you be working with? Would formatting the drive(s) as FAT32 be an option? That'd mean both operating systems (among others) could use the drives with no need for relying on third party apps. However, you'd be limited to 4GB maximum file sizes.
  3. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    ntfs-3g is pretty good...although i'd honestly say neither macfuse+ntfs-3g nor macdrive should be used with all guarantees that your data will be safe, you should still back them up.

    have you considered a NAS of sorts? networked, instead of usb2.0?

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