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Paragon ExtFS for Mac is a low-level file system driver was specially developed to bridge file system incompatibility between Linux and Mac by providing full read/-write access to the Ext2, Ext3, and Ext4 file systems under OS X.

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Version 9.5.226: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


OS X 10.5 or later

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pfajer Member IconReview+0

This product does not work. Consistent kernel panics causing computer to reboot. Corruption of file system (was able to repair using fsck on Linux box). Company does not answer e-mails (3).

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Version 9.5.226
Ongl Member IconReview+16

I bought the recent Paragon Mini Bundle. The NTFS works flawlessly for the past few weeks. I just tried the EXTFS and just within first hour, it rendered my ext4 HDD unreadable.

I'm on Maverick and latest extfs. I had 4TB HDD with data copied from Synology NAS, I connected the HDD directly with my MBA and it run very slow. After a few minutes, I get a kernel panic that required me to restart my Mac (White screen).

After a reboot, the HDD no longer mountable, Disk can't be repaired either. Plugged the HDD back to Synology NAS and it is still readable.

This is highly disappointed given EXT4 is an open source and should be more stable to implement than a closed source NTFS.

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Version 9.5.226
Monkeyjunkey Member IconComment+1407

10.9 version 9.3 is available via software update from within ExtFS.

The price is quite high since all this does is offer ExtFS support. But it's easy and works. Since there's almost no competition it seems they can demand that price. But 40$ is a bit too much.

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Version 9.2.536

Also available on Paragon's website under My Account: My Downloads. I see version 9.3.89 released Oct 31, 2013.

Talatharb Member IconReview+57

Tested this with a drive connect via USB2. The drive is used by a IcyBox media player.

Features: It does r/w ext file system - so this is the only software available under OSX. Great!

Features missing: assign a name to the partitions. my partitions both appeared as "untitled". I'd like to change the name on the mac side, without messing up the unix side.

Option to disable spotlight. It should be off by default - maybe it is? The manual does not mention Spotlight at all.

Its easy to use - just connect your etx2 disk and go.

Features not tested; repairing ext2 volumes. Didn't dare that (now).

Performance: r/w performance is ok, but i noticed occasional slow downs in the finder. Had to wait minutes until a window from the local HFS+ disk opens. Performance monitor does not show which process took so long, neither top. Maybe ExtFS does caching, but again: nothing in the manual.

Documentation: Poor


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Version 9.0.0
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Downloads 18,534
Version Downloads 1,781
Type Drivers / Other
License Demo
Date 03 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $39.95
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