MacFUSE and NTFS is great!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GirthP, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. GirthP macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2007
    I just installed MacFUSE and NTFS 3G on my MBP, and it works like a dream reading and writing to NTFS formatted drives.

    I partitioned my old internal hard drive, now living in the passport case I emptied recently ;), into a 30GB NTFS partition, and the rest HFS+.

    Now I have a external drive that I can share with a M$ user if I need to share files.

    Good times, good times.
  2. hodgjy macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    I've used this as well, but I've found that write times are slower than FAT32. I wanted an external drive to be NTFS, but the writes were very noticeably slower, so I went back to FAT32. The software does work, though. It gets the job done.
  3. sourcery macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    What are the pros can cons of MacFuse versus Paragon's product?
  4. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2007
    London, UK
    Another happy NTFS-3G user here. As a recent switcher, I have several big external drives formatted in NTFS. Until I can change them over to HFS+ or something more open, NTFS-3G is a lifesaver.

    MacFUSE + NTFS-3G is a free open source option. Paragon's product is a commercial application.

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