Mac & PC drives now in harmony
As I’ve talked about earlier, one of the problems that I face is that I’ve got a few drives, some Mac and some PC that have data and files sprayed all over them. When I need to find them, I’m not always sure where they are and with what platform (Mac or PC) that I will need to access them from…
Does any of this start to sound familiar?
I posted a while back about being able to access my Mac drives from my PC, but I mentioned then that I still didn’t have a way to view NTFS volumes from my Mac – until now.
Paragon Software has released their NTFS for Mac software and I installed a copy yesterday to give it a test drive. What can I say about it? It worked!
The installation was light and quick and there’s no startup splash screen or application you need to launch before hand – it just seems to do it’s thing in the background. It’s pretty fast too – there doesn’t seem to be any noticible delay in copying and while I’ve been typing, I’ve been pushing across 1.7GB of information to a PC drive and it’s going just fine.
This isn’t a sexy software plugin that’s going to make you and After Effects do amazing things. No, it’s just a terrific, must have utility if you move media between platforms day in and day out. You won’t notice it’s there but you’ll love how it works. If you need to view PC drives from your Mac, this is money well spent.
If you’re working from a PC and need to access the Mac here is my original post and review about MacDrive 7 : MacDrive 7 post