Paragon NTFS for Mac makes the transfer of files between Windows and OS X much easier, proving to be especially useful if you're switching from a PC to a Mac. It's an automated and easy-to-use application.
Easy to use: Once installed, Paragon NTFS appears as part of your computer's System Preferences and automatically begins to work without your having to enter any commands or run any special conversion processes. If you have the application installed on your Mac and you plug in a Windows-formatted USB device, you will have instant access to read and write its files.
Detailed user manual: Although it performs most of its operations automatically, it does come with a very detailed and informative user manual that describes the installation process and the types of files that this program can handle.
Short trial period: You can try this software for free for only ten days. If you have just switched from a PC to a Mac, you will have plenty of time to transfer all your files over in one go. However, if you regularly need to share files between computers running Windows and OS X, you will have to consider purchasing a license for $19.95.
Paragon NTFS offers a necessary service for people who need to transfer files between PC-formatted drives and Macs. The straightforward installation and good transfer performance make this program accessible and reliable. Although the free-trial period is short, it does give you a glimpse of the application's abilities, so you can decide for yourself if it's worth the full purchase price.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Paragon NTFS for Mac 11
Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X driver is based on unique Paragon Technology - Universal File System Driver (UFSD). UFSD was specially developed by Paragon Software to provide full access (read/write, format, etc.) to volumes of the popular file systems (NTFS, FAT, Ext2/3FS etc.) under various platforms (DOS, Windows, Linux and Mac) when these file systems are not supported. Here you can find the release history for our technology. When working with media files or documents in Mac, you need access to the high performance of your system regardless if the files are located on the Mac's HFS+ formatted volume, or in Window's NT File System. Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X is the NTFS driver that provides full read/write access to NTFS with the same high speed as native HFS+ files.
What's new in this version:
- Support of OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- Support for read-only media
- Support for volumes with incorrect partition ID/GUID
- Issue leading to enormous CPU utilization is fixed
- Stability and performance improvements