Write to NTFS from your Mac

Any Mac user that shares external drives with Windows machines knows; you can read and write to FAT32 drives, but you can only read from an NTFS one.

This is very frustrating, since there is a file size limit of 4GB on FAT32. 
5 years ago, that would not have been a problem. But today, with HD movies being between 4GB and 12GB, it is far too small.

But thank goodness, Tuxera has saved the day, and it seems like they have been doing it for a while.

With support as far back as Mac OS X Tiger (10.4), Tuxera makes it possible to write to any NTFS drive with their simple app, Tuxera NTFS.

Not only can you write to an NTFS volume, but you can also format drives into NTFS straight from your Mac.

Tuxera hosts a range of enterprise products too, so check them out.

On their site, there is a little video tutorial on the product, which lets you figure out very quickly that are a Chinese-based company.

Tuxera NTFS for Mac can be downloaded freely as trial, which will function for 15 days.

After that period, you will need to purchase a license key from their site for R250. It’s a little bit heavy on the price side, but I found it to be a small price to pay for this level of functionality

Tuxera makes it very clear on their purchase-site that their licensing model is 1 Person = 1 License. So for all your personal devices, you are covered with one license.

I have to give props to Chezray for showing me this little gem of an app.

Go and check out their site, and I know you will love this one!


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