Read/Write NTFS hard drives in OS X

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I have four 3.5 " hard drives & one 2.5 " laptop hard drive. All are formatted NTFS. I have a Thermaltake Docking Station. I just put the 2.5 " laptop drive in & Mavericks didn't complain. I think that OS X can read NTFS, but not write NTFS, right? FAT32 is readable & writable by OS X, right? OS X will format a drive to FAT32, right?
 

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Correct. OS X can read from NTFS but not write. FAT-32 is both read and write for OS X. We recommend the Paragon driver in order to write to a NTFS formatted drive or partition. The driver sells for $19.95 and is available as a download from Paragon Software. I'm not sure the driver has been updated for Yosemite yet so be sure to check that if you're interested in buying it.
 

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Personally, keep all my drives that will go back and forth between Windows and OS X formatted as NTFS. The Paragon driver makes it painless and transparent.
 
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Correct. OS X can read from NTFS but not write. FAT-32 is both read and write for OS X. We recommend the Paragon driver in order to write to a NTFS formatted drive or partition. The driver sells for $19.95 and is available as a download from Paragon Software. I'm not sure the driver has been updated for Yosemite yet so be sure to check that if you're interested in buying it.

I wish that I had the wherewithal to develop a truly universal file system. It would be reliable & robust. If the OS crashed it would recover without having to scan the hard drive like FAT32. Every OS would be able to use it. Oh well, I can dream can't I?
 

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