I'm new to MAC OS.
Using MacOSX 10.9.1 (Mavericks).
My external HDD is formatted with NTFS.
I need some rock-solid, free solution for reading and writing to this HDD. Any suggestions?
Install fuxe4x and ntfs-3g
brew install fuse4x && brew install ntfs-3g
Replace (with backup) the
sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.orig sudo ln -s /usr/local/sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs
Get info on fuxe4x-kext
brew info fuse4x-kext
You should be given two lines based on your version that you need to run. Run these lines in Terminal.
Eject and remount the disk.
It's not free but I have had great success w/ this product: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/
If you have a seagate device, then Paragon for Seagate is free and reliable.
Native solution. No 3rd party drivers or software installs.