Woo Hoo! 10.3 reads NTFS formatted drives!

Posted:
in macOS edited January 2014
this has got to be the coolest, unmentioned feature so far. you have any idea what a pain in the ass it is to recover data off of drives you can't read? not a problem anymore!



now it brings them up like nothing. i'm very impressed!



thank you Apple!

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    foadfoad Posts: 697member
    WOOHOOO!!!! That is something that I have waited for! It has been a long time coming!



    It has been such a pain to deal with FAT32 partitions on our edit mac and my laptop. That whole 4GB file size limit on FAT32 bites.



    As each passing day goes on and the more I use panther, the less I can wait, we aren't nowhere near done!
  • Reply 2 of 10
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    The question is: is the driver read-only, or write, too? And if the latter, can it format NTFS drives as well? As in, can Mac OS X boot off NTFS partitions? (I know about the conflicting partitioning table schemes )
  • Reply 3 of 10
    longhornlonghorn Posts: 147member
    it's read only.



    even when logged in as root you can't write to the disks. although i did see there was an "authenticate" dialogue that popped up, although it never worked for me.



    could just be they're still fleshing this out.
  • Reply 4 of 10
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Longhorn

    it's read only.



    I still give it a
  • Reply 5 of 10
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member
    Another interesting drive setting on Panther is that Journaling is on by default... at least, I think it is. It got turned on when I installed it.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    foadfoad Posts: 697member
    Yeah...I think this is just NTFS in its infancy. Only good things to come!
  • Reply 7 of 10
    longhornlonghorn Posts: 147member
    it was great, i was working off a NTFS formatted drive before i even knew it. then i look and it says "Winows NT Filesystem"



    he he, they misspelled Windows.



  • Reply 8 of 10
    madmax559madmax559 Posts: 596member
    ntfs support is readonly for linux & bsd at

    the moment

    highly unlikely there will be rw support
  • Reply 9 of 10
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by madmax559

    ntfs support is readonly for linux & bsd at

    the moment

    highly unlikely there will be rw support




    I don't think Apple uses an open source driver for NTFS access.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    bartobarto Posts: 2,246member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Longhorn

    it was great, i was working off a NTFS formatted drive before i even knew it. then i look and it says "Winows NT Filesystem"



    he he, they misspelled Windows.







    All the Mac OS X betas are full of typos



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