4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2008 3:02 AM by The hatter
Jim Gregory Level 1 Level 1
Bought this on recommend from a website; I assumed it runs with Bootcamp but allows for an NTFS partition, thereby overcoming Bootcamp / Windows limitations. Also assumed it facilitates hot swapping, ie access to either drive without rebooting......
Anyone else have experience with this software?

Macbook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.3), 2.5 GHz
  • djh816 Level 1 Level 1
    All paragon does is provide read/write access to NTFS partitions on mac. It has nothing to do with bootcamp itself. That being said, for what it does, it does it wonderfully for me.
  • iSamNC Level 1 Level 1
    Like the previous poster said, it has nothing to do with Bootcamp. But FWIW I have a LaCie external drive that I must use on multiple PCs so I decided to try/buy NTFS for Mac a few days ago. So far it works perfectly. I copied all 12,000 of my iPhoto files from my iMac to the LaCie and then browsed and viewed them on the PC and had no issues. I was also pleasantly surprised buy the performance. It's a USB drive so it's limited buy that but it is more than adequate for the big file xfers I'll use it for. I think it's a great solution.
  • pheelmore Level 1 Level 1
    Yup, works great on the mac side, doesn't on the win side.
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9
    I was using the latest MaCFUSE even though I bought Paragon's when it came out and the 6.5 update has made a big difference in performance and how well it works in copying files, especially moving video and audio files back and forth.

    One concern I had was whether Vista 64-bit version of NTFS would be happy (it was thankfully) but I took the precaution of using another drive as 'intermediary.'

    Thumbs down on MacDrive7 7.2.2 and Vista 64-bit. Locks up Windows desktop, stays at "calculating" and it nags, alerts, messages, icon label on HFS+ volumes, so that was a poor buying decision and got uninstalled pronto.