NTFS Ext. Drive-->Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by EmperorDarius, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I have an old External 320 GB NTFS-formatted drive, that I need to use with my mac.
    A google search reveals that OS X cannot write on NTFS drives, is that true with the latest Leopard version?

    If yes, is there any good software to do it? I heard that MacFuse is very slow when transferring files. Or should I rather copy all the files to a windows computer, then format the drive to HFS+, then copy the files back with MacDrive?:confused:
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Transfer the data off it, and then reformat it into HFS+/FAT32?
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Failed search, then. MacFUSE and NTFS-3G allow NTFS write support.
     
  4. firestarter macrumors 603

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    OSX can read NTFS (and quite quickly).

    So do as you suggest above - but just transfer the files to your Mac - and cut out the PC/MacDrive step.
     
  5. EmperorDarius thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's not.

    Oh, you changed the content. It's not slow when transferring files.
     
  7. EmperorDarius thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. EmperorDarius thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I'll just try it.:D
     
  10. plinden macrumors 68040

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    That thread's from March 08. MacFUSE is being constantly updated - it got to 2.0 in December. There were a lot of improvements.

    That said, I certainly didn't see a huge difference in write speeds previously - certainly not 300 Mb in 20 minutes like someone in that thread saw. Writing to NTFS is as fast from my Mac as from my work PC.
     

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