Paragon NTFS 11 reliability

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

  1. sunnyimran

    sunnyimran Registered Member

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    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)
    Issue:
    Works in 32bit kernel, may not be reliable on Mavericks, very slow performance

    2) ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2014.2.15 [Tuxera Community version]
    Issue:
    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

    thanks
     
  2. Paragon_Matt

    Paragon_Matt Paragon Moderator

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    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

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    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
     
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