File Systems

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File Systems

Postby phaseboy » Sun Mar 20, 2011 18:17

I was going to post this in one of the recent threads in the general section, but decided to post here.

While I have it on my machines and have used it extensively over the years I find running HFS+ drives on windows with macdrive to be the source of many types of problems mounting files in pyramix - and let's not even talk about copying files from HFS+ disks to NTFS or vice-versa. Whenever possible I always work off NTFS drives.

A lot of the time though I do end up wanting to mount drives on either windows or os x - the downside working in ntfs is that os x can read but not write to it. However I have been using http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/ for a while now and have found it to be really good and mostly "invisible" - much more so than macdrive on the pc side.

I still keep mac drive up to date for those times when I get sent an HFS+ drive, and certainly there are times when you're stuck working off hfs+ for one reason or another, but when I see people running into problems recording on hfs+ drives using the pmf file format - it pains me.

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Re: File Systems

Postby Graemme » Tue Mar 22, 2011 18:01

Hi Mark,

I've also been having great success using 'NTFS for Mac'. It just does it's job and doesn't hinder the stability of the Mac it's running on at all. I recently installed Paragon's 'HFS+ Mac' and that allows me complete access to Mac volumes from within Bootcamp. Unlike MacDrive, this actually works without compromising system stability...

Having said that, I still think it's best to work with NTFS-formatted drives when using Pyramix in critical situations.

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Re: File Systems

Postby Perfect Record » Thu Mar 24, 2011 17:23

A gigabit ethernet network also is a good way of handling most file sharing/swapping/copying issues. At least for the less than 200GB projects I tend to work on.