How can we write / copy data on a drive (hard drive, memory stick) NTFS on Mac OS X

A article I wrote a few months ago show As I write data to a hard drive, USB memory or memory card is formatted whose volume in NTFS.

NTFS (New Technology File System) is a filesystem developed microsoft for their systems. Normally, systems Mac OS X can not read Data from the driveBut NTFS CEs can not write. For example, if you connect an external hard drive, memory stick or any other support NTFS system data to a Mac, we can copy the data from the external Mac hard diskbut we can not copy data / files on the Mac OS X hard drive to the NTFS external drive.

Even though you can not normally write data from Mac OS X to NTFS, there are still ways to do this.

Three ways we can copy files from Mac OS X on a drive in NTFS

The first method It is presented in the article "How to transfer files from Mac OS X on an external hard drive or stick formatted NTFS". Assumes purchase of software that installs on OS X.Paragon NTFS for Mac for $ 19.95 or Tux NTFS for Mac to $ 31. Paragon Of course recommended solution is that the OS X El Capitan runs in a very quiet, also being the cheapest.

A second method that you can copy files from OS X on an NTFS disk comes from Seagate. Seagate offer free for download and install Paragon NTFS software for those who purchase a product from its hard drive.

A third method and the less indicated is from Apple. This is an experimental method, for which Apple can not be made liable in case of errors, damage to the hard disk or data loss. Experimental Apple NTFS - Writing Support It involves modifying system files and should keep in mind several requirements.
First make sure that hard disk nameacquis (label) It is composed of a single word. Open Terminal (Applications> Utilities> Terminal) and then run the command line:

sudo nano / etc / fstab

Enteruser password on OS X so you can edit the file "fstab" and add in this line below:

LABEL = NUME_HARD none ntfs rw, auto, nobrowse

Replace "NUME_HARD" to name a spokesperson NTFS drive connected to Mac OS X, and then Ctrl + X and press "Y" to save changes in "fstab".

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After this step, disconnect and reconnect the external hard disk NTFS. Normally it should appear in / Volumes. Open the Finder, go to the menu at the top to Go> Go to Folder and type in / Volumes. Access NTFS drive and check that you can copy files from Mac OS X hard drive NTFS.

How can we write / copy data on a drive (hard drive, memory stick) NTFS on Mac OS X

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