NTFS-3G for 64bit?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by karansaraf, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. karansaraf macrumors regular

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    I bought this MBP a few weeks ago and installed NTFS-3G so that I could write to my windows formatted external HD.

    Everything was fine, I could use my external however I wanted.

    I've now clean installed SL again, and installed NTFS 3G, but it keeps saying that it cannot mount my HD, and looking in Sys Pref, I can see that MacFuse is 32bit, so I'm guessing that's the problem.

    The error is:

    NTFS-3G could not mount /dev/disk1s1 at /volumes/my book because the following problem occurred:
    /library/filesystems/fusefs.fs/support/fusefs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) link error; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8). the MacFUSE file system is not available (71).

    However, I cannot for the life of me seem to find a 64bit version. I've uninstalled and reinstalled them several times and it's stil the 32bit version and I still can't mount.

    Could someone please link me to a 64 bit version that will work on SL and Lion?


    Alternatively, is there another NTFS read/write program that is free and is better than NTFS-3G? I was frustrated that it would write to the disk only very slowly (ie. 5gb took about 20 mins).
     
  2. Bigmacduck macrumors regular

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    Don't entrust you data dubious NTFS driver products. Your data is much more worth than the license price of a commercial product. I consider the NTFS driver from Paragon Software as the best on the market; it is very fast and ultra reliable. A license costs $20. I use it on all of my Macs.
    http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    That read more like an advertisement than a recommendation.

    OP, this is what you need: http://www.tuxera.com/mac/macfuse-core-10.5-2.1.9.dmg

    I believe it works with Lion but have not personally tried it.
     
  4. PenguinMac macrumors member

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    That Paragon post sounded like a recommendation to me. I've used the Paragon product and it works very well in 64-bit Snow Leopard. And it's cheaper than the Tuxera product ($20 vs. $35).

    There is a completely unsupported 64-bit implementation of MacFuse by the way, but it's been done by changing the compile-time branches in the source code and in no way represents a safe working product. Unfortunately the original MacFuse author no longer is updating that driver.
     
  5. karansaraf thread starter macrumors regular

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    I got the Paragon to try it.

    It's horrifically slow. It takes over a minute to display the contents of folders that have lots of files in them. I tried to copy files FROM the HD onto my desktop and the transfer speed was significantly less than even 1mb/s. Really really bad. I don't even want to speculate on what write speeds ONTO the drive would be like.

    Is there any way I can configure/solve this problem, or should I try something else?
     
  6. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    I have never tried Paragon, I tried the Tuxera trail once and found it worked fine, however I decided just to reformat my drives to exFat instead of NTFS which worked great! I have seen various speed problems with NTFS-3G (Like 69MB/s harddrive going to 19MB/s), So probably what your seeing is normal (OP).
     
  7. karansaraf thread starter macrumors regular

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    NTFS-3G is slow, but not that slow. I can transfer about 5GB in 15 mins. Paragon is meant to be super fast in comparison, but it's not working at faster than 1mb/s, which is really terrible, and not normal.

    Either way, it doesn't matter now. I reinstalled NTFS-3G with MacFUSE that works in 64 bit, so I'm fine with that.
     

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