Mac OS X can read NTFS-formatted volumes, but it can't write to them without additional software like Paragon's NTFS for Mac OS X. Today only, the Giveaway of the Day site is giving away version 6.5 of NTFS for Mac OS X, which isn't the latest version and may not be fully compatible with Snow Leopard. But it's free and could be worth trying if you need to write to NTFS-formatted drives. The current version 7.0 - which is Snow Leopard-compatible - normally costs $39.95 but is available for $19.95 at the moment.
Subscribe today so you don’t miss any TidBITS articles!
Every week you’ll get tech tips, in-depth reviews, and insightful news analysis for discerning Apple users. For over 32 years, we’ve published professional, member-supported tech journalism that makes you smarter.
Registration confirmation will be emailed to you.