Posts tagged ntfs
If you use both Mac and Windows, deciding on which file system to format your portable hard disk can sometimes be tricky. By default, the Mac can only read NTFS disks and Windows obviously could not even load an HFS+ formatted disk.
And you definitely do not want to use FAT filesystems on a 500GB portable hard disk.
So which should you choose? Well, what if you didn’t need to choose and can use both HFS+ and NTFS on either your Mac and More >
If you’re use both Mac and Windows workstations, then you’d probably also have a bunch of removable hard disks that’s formatted as NTFS laying around. And you’d also obviously know that OS X does read from an NTFS partition. The trouble is, you don’t get NTFS write by default.
In Snow Leopard, both read and write capability is apparently available natively. The reason why it’s not officially available, it seems, is due to licensing issues More >