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Using Windows drives/discs on Macs


  • This page lists third-party products that enable Macs to access Windows storage
  • For products that enable Windows to access Mac disks, click here.

Macintosh Products

Windows can use two types of drive formats, the older FAT32, and NTFS, which is the default file system for Windows XP and Windows 7. Mac OS X can read and write to FAT32-formatted drives, but can only read NTFS-formatted drives.

Mac OS X products

Company

Product

Description

Paragon Software NTFS for Mac OS X Commercial software that enables Mac OS X to read and write to NTSF-formatted storage media. The company claims that the software is the fastest NTFS driver for Mac OS X

Comes with HFS for Windows, a driver that gives Windows read-only access to HFS Plus-formated Mac drives and paritions

Google

MacFuse

Mac OS X 10.4 and later

A free open source program that enables Mac OS X to run file systems that OS X doesn't normally support. This includes Microsoft's NTFS. With MacFuse and NTFS-3G, a read/write NTFS driver, Macs gain full NTFS access.

Installation is not self-evident, but the LifeHack.org website has instructions.

VMware Fusion, the virtualization software for Mac OS X, installs MacFuse to enable users to mount virtual disks in the Finder.

Sonic Solutions Roxio Toast Titanium

Mac OS X disc-burning application. The first software to enable Macs to burn to Blu-ray discs, which hold 50 GB of data. Toast 9 adds the ability to record high-definition (HD) video to Blu-ray and DVD discs, and to edit the HD video.

Supports FireWire and USB 2 Blu-ray drives as well as internal replacement drives. Toast 9 also adds the ability to record HD video to stardard DVDs. The source of the HD video can be HD camcoders and HD TV from TiVo DVRs and Elgato EyeTV. Toast 9 also includes the ability to edit video.

Includes Roxio Streamer, which can stream video from to a Wi-Fi connected iPhone or iPod Touch, as well as to another Mac or a Windows-based PC.

Toast 9 also adds the audio capture from Internet streaming. It can record in MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, and AIFF audio formats.

Interactive Information R&D

CDEveryWhere

for Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X

Lets you create cross-platform (hybrid) CD-ROMs that include ISO9660, Joliet, RockRidge, and HFS. Lets you assign Macintosh type and creator file attributes based on file name or file content. Drag and drop the files or directories to create the disk image. AutoStart support for Macintosh, AutoRun support for Windows. Execute an application or open a document when the CD is inserted.

Products for Mac OS 9 and earlier

Company

Product

Description

Thomas Tempelmann

Joliet File System for Mac OS

for Mac OS 9.x and earlier

(also called "Joliet Volume Access")

Enables Mac OS 9.2.2 and eaerlier to display file names on Windows "Joliet" formatted CDs up to 31 charactors. (Mac OS 9.x and earlier truncates these names to 8.3 format.) Joliet Volume Access also lets Mac OS read fragmented files on Joliet CDs, which Mac OS normally can not do. Now also supports Rock Ridge format.

It also comes with a control strip module that allows you to turn the ISO 9660, Joliet, or UDF file systems on and off. This is handy for a hybrid CD-ROM. For instance, if you want to prevent a hybrid CD that had both a UDF and a ISO 9660 partitions from mounting in the UDF format, you could turn UDF off before inserting the CD.

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DOS Mounter

for Mac OS 9.x and earlier

A replacement for the PC Exchange control panel for mounting PC disks. Features not in PC Exchange include support of Windows 95 long file names, automatic extension mapping, and support for more types of disk media. Includes a utility called MultiFormatter that can create DOS and Mac Partitions on a single SCSI disk, including HFS+ partitions. Now also supports IDE removable drives from PCs, including hard drives.

It mounts volumes up to 9GB. DOS Mounter provides bi-directional transfer capabilities so files returned to the PC retain their Windows 95 long filenames and extended Mac filenames are automatically truncated to standard 31 characters. Partitioning and formatting options for creating hybrid disks.

Support for PC-formatted USB and Firewire drives. (PC Exchange only supports SCSI devices.) DOS Mounter 3 also can mount digital camera PC Card readers on your desktop.

Disk Drive TuneUp

for Mac OS 8 and 9.x

Partitions FireWire (IEEE1394), USB, SCSI, ATAPI and ATA hard drives and removable media in PC and Mac formats on the same disk.

 

Windows Products (enable Windows to read Mac disks) 

CrossOver 10 runs Windows apps on a Mac--without Windows
Runs more Windows apps and installs them with 1 click. Office, Outlook support, Quicken, ActiveX in Internet Explorer and more, launched directly from the Finder -- just as if they were Mac apps.
CrossOver Games runs Left4Dead, Warcraft, Steam, Spore, and others on your Mac.

Starts at only $40 (and no need to buy Windows!) Free trial from CodeWeavers.
Click here for more.


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