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Paragon NTFS 15 vs Tuxera 2017 vs NTFS-3G

Apple never gives us any clear explanations why they do not enable NTFS read/write support by default in Mac OS X. Currently, there are just 3 common NTFS applications. Paragon NTFS 15 AND Tuxera 2018 are both paid softwares. God blessing, NTFS-3G is an open-sources and absolutely free. Which one we use under Mac OS X, especially El Capitan?

Paragon NTFS 15 vs Tuxera 2018 vs NTFS-3G under MacOS Sierra

Paid software obviously comes in optimized features. Free software normally has it’s own weaknesses. Which one mac user should use among three of them? Let’s look at the following comparison table.

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NTFS-3G could be a good choice since it’s totally free and meets all simple demands from accessing to NTFS Drivers. However, this free NTFS driver for mac contains too many weaknesses: Limitation to big file/partition size, low compatibility, low level of effectiveness & efficiency, and especially not support Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

At for paid Mac NTFS softwares, Paragon NTFS 14 vs Tuxera NTFS 2018, which one should we stand for? Both apps come in great features. However, the research from “Google Keywords Planer” indicates the following important aspects that clarify Paragon NTFS 14 is so much better than Tuxera 2018.

  • Paragon offers cheaper cost: Clearly, Paragon offers cheaper price ($19 before discount) than Tuxera (25 EUR)
  • Paragon has so much better Reputation and Value of image: There are roughly 33,100 monthly searches on Google about the “Paragon NTFS” keyword (suggested bid is $1.39), while at for “Tuxera NTFS” keyword, there are just 14,800 monthly searches (suggested bid is $0.61).
Paragon NTFS keyword
Paragon result
Tuxera Keyword
Tuxera result
  • Paragon NTFS 14 works more stably relative to Tuxera NTFS 2017: Amazingly, Paragon NTFS must work so much more stably since Google shows 130 results of “Tuxera ntfs could not mount” when I did search about the “Paragon ntfs not mount” keyword for 0 result.
Paragon is better than Tuxera NTFS
Negative result on Tuxera NTFS’s stability

Bottom Line

Paragon NTFS 15 or Tuxera 2018 or NTFS-3G? At for Mac, I strongly recommend using Paragon NTFS 15. It costs $19.95 per license, but it’s reasonable for it’s smart & useful functions.


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4 years ago

Well, that was a load of bullshit. You only want people to click your affiliate link with Paragon so you can get paid so instead of an honest review you just lie about features and errors.

4 years ago
Reply to  Niclas

Indeed. Been using Tuxera on my new Macbook Pro (with TB) end-2016, and copying files from my USB 3.0 disk drive plugged on the Hootoo hub frequently makes my computer freeze. Terrible experience.

Laura Silva
Laura Silva
4 years ago

Paragon is far away better.

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