Paragon For NTFS

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mvksagar45, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. mvksagar45 macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2011
    I got my MBP recently (13 inch base maodel ) and i got a new 1 TB WD External Hard disk yesterday. As i have a windows desktop, i want my HD to work on both ( and it cant be FAT 32 , as i have many files which are greater than 4GB ). So, i tried NTFS. I installed, ntfs -3g and the mac fuse. But still i couldnt get it working. When i plugin my HD it is saying :

    could not mount my HD because

    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)

    But i have both Mac Fuse and Ntfs -3g Installed.

    And also, then i installed the paragon software for NTFS (Trial version ) and it is great. But the originall version is about 20$( i can afford it, but i am just checking, if any one has got it working for free.)

    SO any sugesstions ? Should i gor for paragon full version ? Or anything to get it done free ?

    And also i read in other posts that Ntfs-3g ( Free version) is not reliable and slow.

    So, did any 1 use paragon ? Is it reliable ? Should i go for it ?
    Thanks in advance..
  2. johnnj macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2008
    Not here
    I've been using Paragon NTFS for some time and it works perfectly. You'll need the current version if you want to run 64 bit kernel.

    I never used the demo, so I'm not sure if you can get around not paying just by using that in some fashion.

  3. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2011
    on the yellow [oled] brick road to tech nirvana.
    have also been using paragon for some time - fantastic love it as i am a recent convert to a macbook
  4. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010
    Same here, paid for Paragon NTFS and haven't had any problems with NTFS partitions.
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    I can't get NTFS-3G to work on my MacBook Pro either (2011 15"). I currently use the trial version of Paragon NTFS for Mac and so far it has been great!
    If I don't encounter any problems, I will purchase it when the trial period runs out. It is cheaper than Tuxera NTFS, too. :)
  6. Bigmacduck macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2009
    Go for Paragon

    Go for the Paragon commercial product. I use it since years, it is fantastic. It allows to use NTFS partition at excellent performance just like the native HFS system.
  7. johnnj macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2008
    Not here
    Right. You don't even know it's there... until you write to an NTFS volume and it works.
  8. HeatherA macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2009
    Just an FYI... I bought a Seagate FreeAgent GoFLex external drive at Microcenter a few days ago and it came with Paragon for NTFS. Works like a charm!
  9. age20d macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2011
  10. jtara macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2009
    Dunno anything about Paragon's NTFS driver, but I've used a lot of their products in the past - mostly the disk-cloning, backup, recovery products.

    Got tired of the overlapping products, bugs, and constant meatless updates.

    I just use System Rescue CD now, which is a free Linux distribution you can boot from a CD or flash stick. I used to have a separate partition with the Paragon DOS-based stuff. Now, at least on my Linux system, I just keep a copy of the System Rescue CD .iso in my root directory, and Grub2 is able to boot it directly. (Even with my root on an LVM volume, yay!) If for some reason that won't boot, I can also go to the CD.

    For NTFS, I'd go with FUSE/NTFS3G.

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