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Read and write to an NTFS partition from your Mac using Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 8

14 April 2010, Software Publisher

One of the problems associated with working with both Macs and PCs is the different disk formats that are used. Windows computer make use of the NT file system (NTFS) and this cannot be read by OS X. Similarly, OS X’s native HFS+ file system cannot be read by Windows and this can lead to problems when it comes to sharing files.

To help overcome this problem Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X can be used to provide full read/write access of NTFS partitions from Mac OS X. This driver can be used to access NTFS partitions without the need for specially designed hardware, and there is a strong focus on performance.

While OS X features native support for reading files stored on NTFS volumes, these files cannot be edited, and there is no way to create new files on NTFS drives. This can be a serious barrier to productivity when it comes to sharing files between the two systems. Windows computers are completely unable to access HFS+ volumes and this has been a source of frustration for many years.

Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X will be welcomed by anybody who finds themselves working with both OS X and Windows, but particularly anybody using Boot Camp in a dual boot environment. When opening, copying and editing files, transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s can be expected and performance is further enhanced by the fact that Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X feature full support for 64-bit Snow Leopard.

The mounting of volumes of assisted by a simple wizard, and individual volumes can be configured for mounting at system startup. The ability to easily create, edit and copy files between Mac and PC is something that both Mac and PC users alike have been asking for for years. For anyone working with Windows wanting to access files stored on a Mac, the driver also provides read-only access to files stored on HFS+ volumes.

Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X helps to make the lives of Mac and Windows users much easier, making it significantly easier to work with files on both systems simultaneously.

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