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Member Since: Jul 24, 2013
Location: Crete and London
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Mac Specs: Macbook Pro A1261 & MDD 1250 Dual & G3 300 Desktop (OS 10.7.5 & 10.5 & 9.2)

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Hi, I've tried various solutions (Paragon, -3G) to get my Macbook Pro to read/write to external USB NTFS disks, about the best seems to be Paragon, however it's functioning seems random, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

It almost always seems to work if the disk is inserted at start up, but usually comes up as 'read only' if the same disk is ejected and then re-inserted.

I have one large NTFS flash drive which seems to work all the time, but external hard disks (mostly 1Tb, if that is relevant), usually are not writable unless present at start-up (which destroys the convenience of plugging/unplugging disks).

I need to be able to move large files from Mac to PCs (XP 32 & 64 bit), and occasionally to a Power PC (though read only is ok there).

I am also trying the other route of getting the PCs to recognise Apple, but that is also problematic.

Anyone any ideas as to why the Paragon doesn't work reliably?

btw I am using OS 10.7.5 Lion.

Thanks in advance!
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