Faux Carnival

macrumors 6502a
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Aug 1, 2010
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Hello, is anybody using the hidden/disabled native NTFS write support in Mac OS X Lion (via a tweak)?

Would you recommend it? Have you had any problems? Thanks.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Hello, is anybody using the hidden/disabled native NTFS write support in Mac OS X Lion (via a tweak)?

Would you recommend it? Have you had any problems? Thanks.
It's not recommended, due to instability.

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 (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
    • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
    • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36).
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, 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.
 
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