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Old May 20th, 2011, 10:15 AM   #16
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A Mac can read/copy from an NTFS drive just fine. I do it routinely. But it will not WRITE to the drive so they will not be able to give you larger files. Now, as for whether or not they can edit them... :-)

Seriously, if their NLE can read the files, yes, they can edit them - just copy off your NTFS drive to their local drive and they're good to go.
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There ARE programs for the Mac that will let them write to an NTFS drive and there are also programs for the PC that will let them write to a Mac formatted drive.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 10:33 AM   #18
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Thanks Edward, that's good news. On occasion I'm asked to give raw video to folks, it's good to know I can simply put it on my drive and give it to them regardless of their machine type. Since my drives are always formatted NTFS, I'm good to go.
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There ARE programs for the Mac that will let them write to an NTFS drive and there are also programs for the PC that will let them write to a Mac formatted drive.
Please provide name(s) of programs that will allow Mac's to write to NTFS external hard disk drives. (I need one!) Thanks.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 12:56 PM   #20
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Just google "mac write to ntfs". A couple names that pop up are Paragon and Tuxera. There's also something called NTFS-3G. Just do a quick search and you'll get many hits.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #21
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I'm considering purchasing a portable external hard drive for backup and storage off-site. I like the portability of the small USB-powered drives. I'm looking at the 1TB/USB 3.0 models but I'm not sure of their reliablity. Anyone having a good experience with these types of drives? Thanks.
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