NTFS read/write prog/driver

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

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    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.

  2. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    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

    Jan 28, 2009
    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


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    Here is some information about exFAT and the other disk formats:
  5. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    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.


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