Safe to Uninstall NTFS For Mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sti-R, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Sti-R macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2009
    I have the latest Mac OSX V 10.6.6 and I currently have NTFS for mac installed in my Macbook pro. Somewhere down the line when apple updated the OS, I have heard that NTFS is now supported. Does this mean that NTFS For Mac is now obsolete? I use an external HD with an NTFS partition that I use everyday.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Keep NTFS-3G. NTFS has been available in SL before 10.6.6, but many have had problems when they enable it.

    NTFS (Windows NT File System)

    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
    • To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X: Install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free)
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx 33USD).
      [*]Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
  4. Sti-R thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2009
    Thanks for your guys suggestions. I guess Ill keep the software installed :)

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