Paragon NTFS for Mac vs NTFS Assistant

Posted by Juno to NTFS for Mac on December 19th, 2017

By default, Mac doesn't allow write to NTFS drive. The main reason is that NTFS is developed by the competitor of Apple Inc, Microsoft, and mostl used on Windows computers. Fortunately, there are ways that can overcome this limitation and help write to NTFS drive on macOS.

The easiest way to enable NTFS write support natively is using NTFS for macOS software. Paragon NTFS for Mac and NTFS Assistant are two popular NTFS for macOS software in the market. This passage will make comparison between Paragon NTFS for Mac and NTFS Assistant with the aim of finding a more suitable one.

Paragon NTFS for Mac vs NTFS Assistant

Here is the comparison of the two NTFS drivers for macOS from 4 aspects:

1. Cost: Paragon NTFS for Mac charges US$19.95, while NTFS Assistant is the cheapest NTFS for Mac utility in App Store.

2. Upgrade policy: Paragon NTFS for Mac only offers free minor upgrades (like from version 14.1 to 14.2), but has paid major upgrades (like from version 14 to version 15). As for NTFS Assistant, it offers free lifetime upgrade.

3. Performance: Paragon NTFS for Mac performs a little bit better than NTFS Assistant. Actually, both of them can write to NTFS drive and transfer files with fast speed.

4. Software stability: Both Paragon NTFS for Mac and NTFS Assistant are professional NTFS for macOS software and have stable performance.

In general, Paragon NTFS for Mac and NTFS Assistant have similarly reliable performance. But NTFS Assistant is certainly more cost-efficient than Paragon NTFS for Mac for its low price and free lifetime upgrade policy. So taking all factors into account, NTFS Assistant is a better choice for us.

Tutorial 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.

Another solution: Write to NTFS drive on Mac with iBoysoft Drive Manager

iBoysoft Drive Manager is a handy Mac tool that can enable write to NTFS drive on Mac. It can not only help to mount and unmount NTFS drives, but also FAT32 drives, exFAT drives, HFS drives, HFS+ drives, etc. on macOS 10.14/10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Write to NTFS drive on Mac with iBoysoft Drive Manager

Extra function: Aside from writing to NTFS drive, iBoysoft Drive Manager is also a wonderful tool to manage external drives and network drives. It offers a menu bar from which we can easily mount, unmount and remount network drives & external drives, including network drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, CF card and pen drive.

Conclusion: iBoysoft Drive Manager is certainly the best choice for users who not only need to write to NTFS drive on Mac, but also are annoyed by the inconvenience of mounting and unmounting external drives, network drives on Mac.

Guidance to mount NTFS drive on Mac with iBoysoft Drive Manager

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

iBoysoft Drive Manager

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.

For comparison bwtween Paragon NTFS for Mac andiBoysoft Drive Manager, please refer to Paragon NTFS for Mac vs iBoysoft Drive Manager.

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