Macintosh provides only very limited support for the NTFS file system, even though it is used by all computers running Windows. As such, working with any media formatted in NTFS is complicated with a Mac, since OS X still does not support it. Being the native Windows file system for over a decade, almost all hard drives and other storage devices come formatted with the NTFS file system. If, for example, you want to access files on a USB pen drive used by Windows, you’ll likely run into problems, including the inability to write data to the drive without first formatting it and deleting its entire contents. However, with Tuxera NTFS for Mac, you will now be able to enjoy full compatibility with the file system as though you’re accessing it from any device running Windows.
Extensive Compatibility Options
Tuxera NTFS for Mac provides full data protection and high performance while also being exceptionally easy to use. There is no complicated setup process, and the program provides full access to NTFS partitions as soon as it’s installed. It works with all versions of OS X from version 10.4 and up. Since the vast majority of modern computers feature 64-bit architecture, the program is optimized to take advantage of modern 64-bit hardware for improved performance.
Using this solution gives you access to all of the unique features of the NTFS file system, making it suitable for both casual users and professionals alike. It also supports more advanced features native to the file system, such as extended attributes, data encryption, virtualization and more. Supported systems include TrueCrypt, VMWare Fusion, Parallels Desktop and more. Developers can even integrate Tuxera NTFS for Mac into their programs so that they themselves provide native support for NTFS on any Macintosh computer.
Easy to Use
Tuxera’s industry-leading solution is designed to save you time and, as such, it offers a minimal learning curve and no complicated user procedures to get the most out of it. It allows you to format external devices, such as memory cards and USB flash drives thanks to the included Disk Utility feature. This tool also provides disk maintenance and repair features, allowing you to diagnose and solve a wide variety of possible problems. The interface features an instantly familiar design characterized by user-friendly icons and a comprehensive activity log.
Compared to the built-in capabilities of OS X, Tuxera NTFS for Mac offers a world of opportunity. OS X is only able to read files on NTFS drives, but you won’t be able to copy, edit or delete any content, let alone access more advanced NTFS features and partitions, such as those that are encrypted.
Tuxera’s solution is also safe and secure to use, minimizing any risk to your data thanks to its smart caching layer technology. This allows for better data protection and improved performance to the extent that it is comparable to working with Windows itself. You can find out more at http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/ where there’s a free 15-day trial version available.Tags: disk, lion, mac, mac os, macfuse, macosx, mavericks, mountain lion, ntfs, ntfs-3g, snow leopard, tuxera, write