Here is the list of the best (Paid & Free) 4 NTFS-3G alternatives that may help to solve your case if you are looking for a best solution to read/write to NTFS drives under Mac OS X.
Free Alternatives to NTFS-3G
1. Mounty for NTFS
This simple utility does not support Yosemite and El Capitan and all NTFS versions.
2. NTFS Mounter
This is absolutely a free NTFS driver for Mac. It is a simple utility which is designed to mount NTFS volumes in read/write mode. This app does not work with bootcamp volume and Mavericks, Yosemite, and El Capitan. It is recommend for Snow Leopard users only.
Paid NTFS-3G Alternatives
There are only 2 Paid NTFS drives: Paragon NTFS 14 and Tuxera NTFS 2015.
3. Paragon NTFS 15
Base on too many reviews on internet, Paragon NTFS is revealed to be the best NTFS software for Mac OS X. It effectively makes users able to fully either read or write to NTFS Partitions mounted by USBs or External Hard Drivers in NTFS format.
It is fully compatible with Apple’s new security policy ensuring fast, hassle-free and safe access to NTFS partitions from OS X 10.x.
Paragon NTFS 15 works perfect in MacOS Sierra, El Capitan, supports well other software such as Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion. From the Purchase page, The Driver costs user just $19.95 for 1 license that can be used on 1 Mac, $49.95 for 3 licenses that can be used on 3 Macs (
$58.95 You Save 15%), and $74.95 for 5 licenses that can be used on 5 Macs ( $99.75 You Save 25%).
4. Tuxera NTFS 2018
Tuxera NTFS is actually developed from the a free-open source, NTFS-3G driver. It is designed to make Mac OS X compatible with NTFS Drivers.
By using this commercial software, mac users have the right to read or write data from any USBs or External Hard Drivers in NTFS format.
However, this app does not really work stably and commonly causes problems with transferring a big number of files and large volume data size. Especially, too many users have reporting an nightmare error of “Tuxera NTFS could not mount”.
Download Tuxera NTFS 2018 Full version.
Hopefully, my topic would be helpful on you guys in selecting a good NTFS software instead of NTFS-3G.