SOURCE: Paragon Software

Paragon Software

March 11, 2010 10:00 ET

Paragon Software® Introduces Industry's Fastest NTFS for Mac® OS X 8.0

First Cross-Platform Solution to Support the Latest Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard (64 Bit)

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) -  Paragon Software Group (PSG), the technology leader in innovative data security and data management solutions, today announced the release of Paragon NTFS for Mac® OS X 8.0, which is designed to eliminate barriers between Windows and Mac and provides complete support of the latest Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard in 64 bit mode.

With test results demonstrating around 90 mb/sec during read and write operations, Paragon NTFS for Mac 8 achieves the speed of native HFS+ drivers and is the industry's fastest NTFS driver, offering an efficient solution for those who want to share data between Mac and Windows. Mac users are provided with full read and write access to Microsoft NTFS partitions, allowing for the easy modification of existing files back and forth between Mac and Windows without additional costly hardware or software.

"We are very excited to offer this new software to our fast growing NTFS for Mac OS X user base," said Tom Fedro, president, Paragon Software Group. "Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 8.0 is the only solution on the market based on file-system drivers, which makes it unique with regards to stability and performance. Paragon was the first to officially break down the communication barriers between Mac and Windows, and we remain committed to bringing users the newest features with NTFS for Mac OS X 8.0."

Paragon Software was the first software developer to implement a full set of drivers with complete read/write access to partitions of any file system -- including Paragon NTFS for Linux, HFS+ for Linux, NTFS for Mac, ExtFS for Mac, HFS+ Browser for Windows, and ExtFS Browser for Windows. Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 8.0 is based on Paragon's own unique Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology -- specifically developed to provide full access (read/write, format, etc.) to volumes of the most popular file systems (NTFS, HFS+, FAT, Ext2/2FS, etc.) under various platforms (Mac, Windows, Linux and DOS).

Key Features of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 8.0 include:

  • Full support of the latest Mac OS Snow Leopard in 64 bit kernel mode. 
  • Fast volume transfer speed.
  • Full read/write access: Modify existing files, delete files and create or copy new files.
  • Easy to install: The driver is easily installed through a user-friendly wizard.
  • Easy to use: Mount any NTFS partition like a native one -- no need to perform special commands to gain access.
  • Create and repair NTFS partitions under Mac.
  • Non-Roman characters and languages: File and folder names in national languages, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian.
  • No system degradation during data transfers.
  • No limitation to maximum file/partition size (must be within Mac OS X and NTFS specifications).

For those who want to get an early look at the product's newest features, a release candidate of NTFS for Mac OS X 8.0 is now available from Paragon. Users will also have the opportunity to share ideas, impact future product releases and receive a free licensed version of the product. For more information, visit

Paragon's NTFS for Mac OS X 8.0 technology is also available for licensing to manufacturers of data storage systems. For more information, please contact us at

About Paragon Software Group
Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, and Russia, delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco, Dell, Toshiba, NEC, Siemens, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at

Paragon Software is a trademark of Paragon Software Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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