Transferring very large files from Mac to PC

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  1. dhokes macrumors regular

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    Can anyone recommend any methods of trying to move 5Gb+ files from my Mac to my PC?

    Does anyone use NTFS for Mac, and would you recommend it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Mac OS X can only read NTFS drives natively, but writing is possible via several methods.

    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, here are some alternatives:
      • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon ($19.95) (Best Choice for Lion and Mountain Lion)
      • For Mac OS X 10.5 and later, including Lion, FUSE for OS X
      • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
      • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36), which is an enhanced version of NTFS-3G with faster performance.
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and later versions, 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
    • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.
     
  3. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Is networking not possible? How about an ExFat formatted USB drive?
     
  4. dhokes thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've already read that but thanks. I was wondering if people have tried any of those and if so, which method they would recommend.

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    I can't seem to wirelessly connect to the specific Windows 7 laptop and ExFat didn't seem to work but I might give it another go.

    At the minute, I transfer the files wirelessly to another Windows PC and then transfer them to the Windows 7 laptop via a NTFS external harddrive.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    ExFat works with Windows 7. You should give that another shot. Try formatting in ExFAT from Disk Utility on the Mac side.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Like many in this forum, I have used Paragon successfully for years. That's why I recommended it.
     
  7. dhokes thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great. That worked. Thanks. :)
     
  8. Runnernorth macrumors member

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    Hi, I know it's an old thread, but...... My transfer speed between Mac OSX 10.8 and Pc(Mac mini) windows 7 are so slow, 15-20 MB/sec, thou I'm using a gigabit wired LAN network, the hdd drives I'm using is thunderbolt hdd connected to my new iMac, and a USB 3.0 hdd, connected to my new Mac mini (running windows 7 in bootcamp)
    Do have any suggestions to what I'm doing wrong??
    Btw. The LAN wires are cat 5e, and the switches are Dlink gigabit, and a Netgear R6300 router....

    Kindly
    Jan
     

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