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    Post Which one is the best NTFS application to handle Windows External HDD?
    Hi, I have just switched to the wonderful OSx with a 2nd-hand MBP. The transition is smooth and I am feeling like I will stick with mac till to the end .

    I first thing I stumbled in mac is I can't use my useful 1TB external HDD (off course in NTFS, and I have 2 other Windows machine in use, so can't format it to HSF+) to back up or store data from mac directly. I came to know about Paragon NTFS ($19), TuxeraNTFS ($55) NTFS-3G (free) and SLNTFS (free) to handle that problem. My Supervisor uses Paragon NTFS and he's very happy with it.

    I am a student and don't want to spend money if I can manage with free/open source software. But since data copying and backup is very important for me, can't decide whether I should pay for the Paragon or go for the free one.

    I couldn't test all of the software i mentioned. Please help me to decide, or suggest better alternatives.

    Cheers,

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    My Supervisor uses Paragon NTFS and he's very happy with it.
    You have a smart supervisor. Go with Paragon NTFS for $19.95, it works and works well.

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    +1 for Paragon

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    thanks everyone
    Thanks folks for helping me to decide. I would spend the money for Paragon NTFS.

    Thanks you all for your help.

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