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garyhiebner

Active Member
I'm getting a new PC Slave, Currently been using a single Mac. So my samples all reside on a Mac formatted SSD drive.

But I still want to be able to move the drive to my MacBook Pro when I'm mobile.

So should I format the sample drive as NTFS and then use Paragon NTFS on my Mac's to access the samples?

Or should I rather keep it as a Mac formatted drive and use MacDrive on the PC to use the Sample Drive.

I suppose if I format it as NTFS my Mac will still be able to read it without Paragon NTFS, but I will still need to sometimes move and create folders.

Trying to figure out the best solution working between both OS's
 

Shad0wLandsUK

Senior Member
I would avoid any conceivable instance of using multi-OS reading software.

The only one I will use is an open-source one for Windows called HFS Explorer, which is only for browsing the contents of HFS drives.

I know people who have lost data in the past from those ‘stable’ applications. At the end of the day the choice is yours, but I would avoid them unless you have Clones and backups of your systems.

So using Carbon Copy Cloner for macOS or SuperDuper (not sure if that does bootable clones though). And then file backups of the the drives too
 
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garyhiebner

Active Member
Thanks @Shad0wLandsUK. Yeah the drive simply has my sample libraries on it, and they are all backed up on another drive. So its fine if there is some data loss. I'm gonna test them out and see which works best, but will probably just reformat as NTFS and use on the Slave PC, and then have it as read only on my Mac.
 

redlester

Active Member
Thanks @Shad0wLandsUK. Yeah the drive simply has my sample libraries on it, and they are all backed up on another drive. So its fine if there is some data loss. I'm gonna test them out and see which works best, but will probably just reformat as NTFS and use on the Slave PC, and then have it as read only on my Mac.
Backups should always be a given anyway, regardless of what type of drives or file system. I switched from PC to Mac six months ago and have been using Paragon to allow me to write to my NTFS formatted NAS drive, and it’s worked flawlessly so far.
 

rocking.xmas.man

Active Member
I'm using exFAT on all my external drives that have to work both in Mac and PC. That's working pretty good. Some old macs anyway are reading and writing way slower on exFAT thank on Mac hfs. No significant differences on newer Machines I can access though.
 

Killiard

Active Member
There's no great solution to be honest. I used paragon to experiment with running windows on my Mac earlier last year. While running Windows 10 in my Mac Pro running Paragon, I took a 100mb/s read hit on the mac formatted drives!
 

Shad0wLandsUK

Senior Member
There's no great solution to be honest. I used paragon to experiment with running windows on my Mac earlier last year. While running Windows 10 in my Mac Pro running Paragon, I took a 100mb/s read hit on the mac formatted drives!
Yeah this is one of the things I was thinking too
 
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