Paragon NTFS 11 reliability

Discussion in 'NTFS for Mac & ExtFS for Mac' started by sunnyimran, May 19, 2014.

  1. sunnyimran

    sunnyimran Registered Member

    May 19, 2014
    Hi everybody, my first post here

    I am a newbie in MAC world, mid level pro on windows platform.
    I am looking for cross platform NTFS full access for my Windows 7 NTFS partition into MAC
    After spending days on net search I got following solutions

    Open Source solutions:
    1) ntfs-3g-2010.10.2-macosx.dmg ( needs OSXFUSE.dmg)
    Works in 32bit kernel, may not be reliable on Mavericks, very slow performance

    2) ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2014.2.15 [Tuxera Community version]
    needs to be compiled on target system. for this needs MacPorts/Homebrew and MacPorts/Homebrew needs Xcode and its command line tools.

    -> Do I need to go through all this stuff to just get this item installed and working in Mavericks? I mean Xcode is really huge 2.xx GB and what I will use MacPorts/Homebrew, I just need NTFS support at the moment.
    -> Should all that stuff specially xcode need to stay installed once the compilation and installation is over?

    3) PAID Applications
    Tuxera NTFS
    Paragon NTFS

    I want to try Paragon NTFS 11, recently released and Paragon much vouched on internet than Tuxera.
    But, I have some hesitating questions before I get Paragon.

    a) If MAC OS or any components of it, library etc gets updated, or I played with system which affects Paragon installation, will this corrupt/malfunction Paragon?

    b) If Paragon crashes/misbehaves for any reason, can it corrupt my NTFS drives/partitions or would they stay safe and accessible in Windows?

    c) Is it possible to selectively enable/disable my NTFS drive/partitions under Paragon but keep enabled under mavericks?
    This is To reduce the risk, I want to keep all my NTFS drives disabled from Paragon till i need to full access. Of course Mavericks gives native Read access and I trust, it would not harm the contents on my NTFS drives.

    waiting for answers

  2. Paragon_Matt

    Paragon_Matt Paragon Moderator

    Jan 24, 2011
    A. The Paragon software is a low level file system driver, so if you are altering the system outside of Mac's recommended specifications we cannot guarantee a working product.

    B. I have had issues where a drive already in a corrupted state, but we do not alter the data in any way our driver simply allows for read/write access, however I know there are instances of people reporting corrupted data.

    C. No, there is no way to perform those types of operations, the software is a simple NTFS file system drive, there are no options to enable and disable it on specific operations.
  3. sunnyimran

    sunnyimran Registered Member

    May 19, 2014
    Thanks for the reply

    one more thing

    if i just uninstall paragon completely from my OS, any harms to my NTFS things? or just it would be in a state as like before paragon?

    thanks again