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Andrew (R.S Admin) @ajroach42

Can OSX seriously not write to NTFS partitions in 2019?

There's no cross platform standard for multi-TB external disks?

I can't believe that we have regressed this far.

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@ajroach42 Knowing Apple, it's entirely possible that the feature was present in earlier versions of OS X and has since been taken out.

@Reinderdijkhuis Nah, it's never worked.

I just figured they would have fixed it by now.

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Why would you want to leave Apple products, devices, services, formats or partitions once you're using them?

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My Mac is almost 12 months old, there's a new model coming out, and I can't afford to replace it! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‚

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I was being sarcastic about the cult of apple and how they say all the time that they're perfect and don't need to change, but I apologise as I should have considered the economic implications too. Apologies.

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I thought I piled on enough emojis to show that I was rolling along with the joke. 😎

I have a late 2015 Mac I bought for a job. May it live forever, caused dammed if I ever buy another πŸ˜‚
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Oh, sorry, they don't display properly in this client for some reason and I wasn't sure if you got it or not, so I thought I'd play on the safe side, heh.

I hope it lasts a long time for you too :)

@ajroach42 NTFS is patent β€œprotected”, and Apple may not want to pay a licence to include RW ability to macOS. But you still can install NTFS-3G for that.

@ajroach42 It can but you either jump through a bunch of weird command line machinations to do it, or you get Paragon NTFS and have it do it for you.

And you're right, BSD can read/write NTFS, so there's no reason in hell Darwin/macOS can't. Other than Apple being anjackass about the functionality.

@cyberpunklibrarian You have to reboot in to recover mode and remove the built in mount tool.

IT's a damn mess.

I guess this drive will get backed up and reformatted to ext4 at some point.

@ajroach42 I have to use OSX for Ableton and this is a heckin nightmare.

One solution i found was to share the drive over the network using Samba. Then it doesn't matter what filesystem is underneath.

These days how're I just buy multiple smaller drives.

@kawaiipunk that’s a decent idea! Thank you! I’ll do that!

@ajroach42 SFTP should work also as I understand it if Samba is too frustrating.

@ajroach42 I don’t do a lot of cross platform file sharing. But Fuse can probably do Linux stuff (ext3) on Mac and Windows (and Linux obviously).