MacFUSE and NTFS is great!

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

  1. GirthP macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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

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    London, UK
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    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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