Paragon NTFS for Mac vs iBoysoft Drive Manager

Posted by Juno to NTFS for Mac on December 20th, 2017

By default, macOS is able to read NTFS drives but can't write to them. And that brings much inconvenience when we need to create folders, save files or perform any other write activity on Windows NTFS formatted drive. But that doesn't mean it is impossible to use NTFS drive on Mac. There are various methods that can enable write to NTFS drive on Mac.

The easiest method is using an NTFS for macOS software. Paragon NTFS for Mac and iBoysoft Drive Manager are two popular NTFS driver for Mac that we are very possible to choose. This passage will compare Paragon NTFS for Mac with iBoysoft Drive Manager with the aim of finding a better NTFS for macOS software.

Paragon NTFS for Mac vs iBoysoft Drive Manager

Here is the comparison of the two NTFS for macOS software from 3 aspects:

1. Update policy: Paragon NTFS for Mac only offers free minor upgrades, like upgrading from version 13.1 to version 13.2. While for major upgrades, like upgrading from version 14 to version 15, we have to pay for the new version of Paragon NTFS for Mac. As for iBoysoft Drive Manager, it offers free lifetime upgrade.

2. Performance: Both the two software are professional software and can perform stably and efficiently. In terms of performance, Paragon NTFS for Mac and iBoysoft Drive Manager have similar grades.

3. Extra function: Paragon NTFS for Mac can only enable write to NTFS drive on macOS. While for iBoysoft Drive Manager, it has an extra function: mount/unmount network drive and external drive.

If we have lots of network drives and external drives, it will take lots of time to mount, unmount and eject those drives. To save our time, iBoysoft Drive Manager offers an easy way to mount, unmount drives with only one click from the menu bar, including network drives, USB memory sticks, SD card, CF card, MicroSD, SDHC, memory card.

In conclusion, both Paragon NTFS for Mac and iBoysoft Drive Manager can performs very well on writing to NTFS drive on Mac. But iBoysoft Drive Manager can be more cost-efficient for its free lifetime upgrade policy and extra function to manage external drives and networks drives.

iBoysoft Drive Manager

How to mount NTFS drive on Mac with iBoysoft Drive Manager?

Enable NTFS write support with iBoysoft Drive Manager

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Drive Manager on Mac.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Drive Manager and connect NTFS drive to Mac.

Step 3: Write to NTFS drive after getting notification that the NTFS drive has been mounted successfully.

Another solution: use the cheapest NTFS for Mac utility in App Store

NTFS Assistant is a handy Mac tool that specially designed to mount NTFS drive on Mac with read-write mode. It is the cheapest NTFS for macOS software on App Store. What's more, it is very easy-to-use and reliable.

Guidance to download and use NTFS Assistant

Step 1: Download and install NTFS Assistant from App Store >>.

Step 2: Download and install NTFS Assistant Helper >>.

Step 3: Launch NTFS Assistant and connect NTFS drive to Mac.

For comparison bwtween Paragon NTFS for Mac and NTFS Assistant, please refer to Paragon NTFS for Mac vs NTFS Assistant.

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