NTFS read/write prog/driver

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by MrMister111, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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    I had paragon NTFS v10. It's now on v14 and compatible with El Capitan whereas my v10 isn't.

    The upgrade is available for £10, which is fine, but it's only used once in a while, and they must release a new cost version every time. I only need it really to read/write an SD card for a tablet.

    Is there a free version? Anything that works? It's a driver really, not sure why Apple don't integrate it anyway.

    Thanks
     
  2. stooovie macrumors 6502a

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    Try NTFS-3G, that's free, or its higher performance but paid version called Tuxera.

    Or just format that SD card as ExFAT and read/write on any OS.
     
  3. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. FAT32 max file size is 4Gb I think whereas NTFS is....massive. I didn't know ExFAT is this fully Mac and windows compatible then, is it commonly used? What's is its max file size? Any advantages and disadvantages?
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Here is some information about exFAT and the other disk formats:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-file-system-ntfs,3166-2.html
     
  5. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. So using ExFAT seems to be the best then. I formated it and tried on my Mac, copied some files over and my Surface read it ok.

    Better solution than these NTFS drivers etc.

    Thanks
     

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