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NTFS for Mac OS X 9 SE Free For Seagate GoFlex Owners Till July 1, 2011


Natively Mac OS X provides a very little support to NTFS (Windows supported file system) that you can only read the files but your hands are tied because you can not write to NTFS. Till today, this an important feature which is not supported by Mac OS X officially. But if you Google, you will find some drivers and software which enables you to not only read the files from NTFS but also write.

Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 9 is one commercially available software which, also, enables you to read and write to NTFS under Mac OS X. Though this is a commercial software but for time being, users of Seagate GoFlex users, who owns GoFlex since May 2010, can get NTFS for Mac OS X 9 special edition.

I do not know exactly what they have removed from features of NTFS for Mac OS X 9 for Seagate GoFle. Below is description of NTFS for Mac OS X 9 as per vendor:

New features
–    new Support for the latest Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (tested on Developer Preview version)
–    new New level of data management stability and reliability
Key features
–    Unprecedented high NTFS performance. The transfer rate is the same as with the native HFS file system!
–    Full read/write access to NTFS. Mac® OS X provides limited support of NTFS, the primary file system of any Windows PC. With Paragon’s NTFS for Mac OS X, you’ll get full read/write access to any version of NTFS under Mac OS X
–    Support for Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard (32 and 64 bit) and Lion
–    Easy to install. The driver is easily installed through a user-friendly wizard
–    Easy to use. Mount any NTFS partition like a native one – no need to perform special commands to get access; just attach a disk or other media with NTFS partition and use it as you wish
–    Create and repair NTFS partitions under Mac® the same way you usually do with HFS/HFS+
–    Non-Roman characters and languages. File and folder names in national languages, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian
–    No limitation to maximum file/partition size (within Mac® OS X and NTFS specifications)
Supporting NTFS features
–    All NTFS versions are supported (from Windows NT 3.1 to Windows 7)
–    Compressed files and folders
–    Sparse files
–    Files and folders with security permissions
Additional utilities
–    Format NTFS utility – formats any partition as NTFS under Mac® OS 10.5 and higher
–    Check NTFS utility – checks NTFS partition integrity and fixes errors, creates and displays a status report about the NTFS file system
–    Control NTFS utility – allows a user to control NTFS for Mac® driver behavior

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With in seconds you will receive eMail from Paragon containing the download link of NTFS for Mac OS X 9 SE. So you can download it within limited time as you will read in the eMail.


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