Is Paragon NTFS Safe

Paragon NTFS 15: Safely enable NTFS read/write support under Mac OS X

Paragon NTFS is a safe system utility that provides fast and transparent access to NTFS partitions as Mac OS X-native, thus achieving an unprecedented high level of performance. How safe is it?

Will Paragon NTFS corrupt my data – how safe is it?

Well, Paragon NTFS is designed by Paragon-Software, a very famous company with creating many powerful softwares in Hard Driver Management & Integration fields for both Windows and Mac OS X. It is safe and reliable enough to get some serious awards from the Mac community.

According to Paragon announcement from Freiburg, Germany – Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 has received the Best of IT Innovation 2016, in the category of “Data Management” at CeBIT 2016. The app was selected by the Initiative Mittelstand from thousands of submissions, honoring the popular OS X utility with this prestigious award.

If you are planing to use USB or external HDD between your Mac and other PCs, you obviously need full RW access. Paragon NTFS 15 will be a perfect solution to utilize. This software is fully compatible with Apple’s new security policy ensuring fast, hassle-free and safe access to NTFS partitions from Mac OS.

After a few seconds for installation, users are able to write to any NTFS drives on Mac with the transfer rate is the same as with the native HFS file system. Paragon NTFS for Mac costs $19.95 and offers a ten-day free trial. It’ll install cleanly and easily on modern versions of macOS, including macOS 10.12 Sierra and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. It really does “just work”, so it’s the best option if you’re willing to pay a small amount of money for this feature.

  • F.R.

    Paragon NTFS looks slick, but I have had serious errors that Paragon was unable to remedy. This was with Paragon 12 on Yosemite. I was copying a lot of files between a Journaled OsX drive and an NTFS backup and some of them on the NTFS drive became inaccessible in the Finder and to applicatIons, although you could see them sometimes from terminal commands.

    I forget all the details now, but I’m a developer and this was bad news, seemingly some sort of obscure permissions issue, certainly nothing as simple as standard access rights. There are internal differences between the Microsoft ACL model and OsX’s standard Unix style permissions. Not surprising there could be problems. The strangest thing was that their support team took little interest in the case, once they realized it required more than the cookie-cutter answers they tossed my way. I offered to send them very detailed info including the actual files. They wouldn’t bother replying and/or they were even rude.

    Needless to say I uninstalled the Paragon driver. No question this stuff does work most of the time. But when things go wrong, kiss those files goodbye, as there’s nobody you can turn to for help. I think the reviews I’ve read are very superficial or biased. I guess I’ll try Tuxera and see if it’s any better. The fact that Apple has shied away from what would seem like an obvious marketing win, for very little extra work, suggests there are deep challenges in making it work reliably.

  • Jessica Reuter

    Of course that it is.